Agrobacterium-plant cell DNA transport: have virulence proteins, will travel.

@article{Sheng1996AgrobacteriumplantCD,
  title={Agrobacterium-plant cell DNA transport: have virulence proteins, will travel.},
  author={Jiqun Sheng and Vitaly Citovsky},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={1699-710}
}
Agrobacterium fumefaciens (Agrobacterium) is a soil phytopathogen that genetically transforms host cells, causing crown gall tumors, an agronomically important disease that affects most dicotyledonous plants. In nature, these tumors are formed at the soil-air junction, the so-called crown of the plant. The Agrobacterium-plant cell interaction is the only known natural example of DNA transport between kingdoms. In this process, DNA is transported from wild-type Agrobacterium into the plant cell… CONTINUE READING
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