Agrobacterium tumefaciens supports DNA replication of diverse geminivirus types.

@article{Selth2002AgrobacteriumTS,
  title={Agrobacterium tumefaciens supports DNA replication of diverse geminivirus types.},
  author={Luke A Selth and John Wesley Randles and M. Ali Rezaian},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={516 1-3},
  pages={
          179-82
        }
}
We have previously shown that the soil-borne plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens supports the replication of tomato leaf curl geminivirus (Australian isolate) (TLCV) DNA. However, the reproducibility of this observation with other geminiviruses has been questioned. Here, we show that replicative DNA forms of three other geminiviruses also accumulate at varying levels in Agrobacterium. Geminiviral DNA constructs that lacked the ability to replicate in Agrobacterium were rendered replication… CONTINUE READING

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