“Horizontal” Gene Transfer from a Transgenic Potato Line to a Bacterial Pathogen (Erwinia chrysanthemi) Occurs—if at All—at an Extremely Low Frequency

@article{Schlter1995HorizontalGT,
  title={“Horizontal” Gene Transfer from a Transgenic Potato Line to a Bacterial Pathogen (Erwinia chrysanthemi) Occurs—if at All—at an Extremely Low Frequency},
  author={Kirsten Schl{\"u}ter and Johannes F{\"u}tterer and Ingo Potrykus},
  journal={Bio/Technology},
  year={1995},
  volume={13},
  pages={1094-1098}
}
The frequency of possible “horizontal” gene transfer between a plant and a tightly associated bacterial pathogen was studied in a model system consisting of transgenic Solanum tuberosum, containing a β-lactamase gene linked to a pBR322 origin of replication, and Erwinia chrysanthemi. This experimental system offers optimal conditions for the detection of possible horizontal gene transfer events, even when they occur at very low frequency. Horizontal gene transfer was not detected under… CONTINUE READING