Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation of Plant Cells
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Binns, A. and Campbell, A. 2001. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation of Plant Cells. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a Gram-negative soil bacterium that causes plant tumours by transferring a portion of DNA from a resident ‘tumour inducing’ (Ti) plasmid into plant cells where it is integrated into a plant chromosome and expressed. This bacteria's capacity for DNA transfer is the basis of most current plant genetic engineering and make it a model system for the study of pathogenic bacteria that transfer virulence factors to any eukaryotic cell.
- agrobacterium tumefaciens;
- ti plasmid;
- DNA transfer;
- plant genetic engineering;
- crown gall tumours