By Tzvi Tzfira,Vitaly Citovsky

ISBN-10: 0387722890

ISBN-13: 9780387722894

ISBN-10: 1441924736

ISBN-13: 9781441924735

Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which factors the “crown-gall” sickness, a neoplastic progress that effects from the move of a well-defined DNA section (“transferred DNA”, or “T-DNA”) from the bacterial Ti (tumor-inducing) plasmid to the host phone, its integration into the host genome, and the expression of oncogenes contained at the T-DNA. The molecular equipment, wanted for T-DNA new release and shipping into the host mobile and encoded by way of a sequence of chromosomal (chv) and Ti-plasmid virulence (vir) genes, has been the topic of diverse reports during the last a number of a long time. this day, Agrobacterium is the software of selection for plant genetic engineering with an ever increasing host variety that incorporates many commercially very important plants, plant life, and tree species. additionally, its fresh program for the genetic transformation of non-plant species, from yeast to cultivated mushrooms or even to human cells, supplies this bacterium a special position sooner or later of biotechnological purposes.


The ebook is a accomplished quantity describing Agrobacterium's biology, interactions with host species, and makes use of for genetic engineering.

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