need information on agrobacterium tumefaciens
abishop at gate.net
Fri Feb 9 08:37:55 EST 1996
On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, JMdS.96 wrote:
> The person who wrote this "Need help !" thing, is probably out
> of primary school ... and doesn't know that the microorganism in
> question is actually benefic to the plant !
> Agrobacterium tumefaciens, produces nodules on plant roots, and
> may be very useful in capturing atmospheric Nitrogen !
> Or am I worng ?
Yes, you are wrong. It is a plant pathogen, causing diasease in a
very large number of plant families. It causes tumors that are
unsightly and interfere with normal plant physiological functions. It is
a significant economic problem in a number of tree, vine, and
ornamental crops. Recently (15 years) the subject of great interest as a
vector for genetic transformation of plants (genetic engineering), as it
performs a genetic transformation on plants as part of its disease process.
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