Historical account on gaining insights on the mechanism of crown gall tumorigenesis induced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens

@inproceedings{Kado2014HistoricalAO,
  title={Historical account on gaining insights on the mechanism of crown gall tumorigenesis induced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens},
  author={Clarence I. Kado},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2014}
}
The plant tumor disease known as crown gall was not called by that name until more recent times. Galls on plants were described by Malpighi (1679) who believed that these extraordinary growth are spontaneously produced. Agrobacterium was first isolated from tumors in 1897 by Fridiano Cavara in Napoli, Italy. After this bacterium was recognized to be the cause of crown gall disease, questions were raised on the mechanism by which it caused tumors on a variety of plants. Numerous very detailed… CONTINUE READING
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