Transfer of Agrobacterium DNA to Plants Requires a T-DNA Border But Not the virE Locus.

@article{Gardner1986TransferOA,
  title={Transfer of Agrobacterium DNA to Plants Requires a T-DNA Border But Not the virE Locus.},
  author={Richard C. Gardner and Vic C. Knauf},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={231 4739},
  pages={725-7}
}
Agrobacterium tumefaciens induces tumors in plants by transferring and integrating oncogenes (T-DNA) into the chromosomes of host plant cells. Agrobacterium strains were used to transfer complementary DNA copies of a potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV) to plant cells at a wound site on tomato plant stems. Subsequently, infectious viroid RNA was found in the leaves of these plants, indicating systemic PSTV infection. This process utilized the T-DNA transfer mechanisms of Agrobacterium since PSTV… CONTINUE READING

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