transformations

Ellen Sutter egsutter at UCDAVIS.EDU
Tue Jan 31 23:42:22 EST 1995


On 1 Feb 1995, Robert McGehee wrote:

> Could someone clear up a small question on transformations?
> I do not know if this is correct but here is my information.
> 
> Agrobacterium inserts part of its DNA (plasma) into a plant's cell
> giving it different characteristics.  Does agrobacterium
> tumifaciens (Crown Gall Disease) alter a cell in the 
> above way to form a gall?
> 
> 
Yes - Apparently it inserts a gene that produces large amounts of 
hormones in the plant which in turn cause the formation of the gall 
characteristic of crown gall.  
Ellen Sutter> > 



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