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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