Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Kerr, A. and Tate, M. E. 2003. Agrocin 84. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Agrocin 84 is an antibiotic produced by the nonpathogenic strain K84 of Rhizobium rhizogenes, its derivates, and other closely related bacteria. It inhibits the growth of many pathogenic agrobacteria, and strong evidence indicates that it is the major, but not the only, factor in the commercially successful biological control of crown gall. It has marked specificity and may be considered as the first nonprotein bacteriocin.
- agrocin 84;
- Rhizobium rhizogenes;
- crown gall;
- agrocin K1026;
- biological control