By Tzvi Tzfira,Vitaly Citovsky
Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which motives the “crown-gall” sickness, a neoplastic progress that effects from the move of a well-defined DNA phase (“transferred DNA”, or “T-DNA”) from the bacterial Ti (tumor-inducing) plasmid to the host mobile, its integration into the host genome, and the expression of oncogenes contained at the T-DNA. The molecular equipment, wanted for T-DNA iteration and shipping into the host mobile and encoded via a chain of chromosomal (chv) and Ti-plasmid virulence (vir) genes, has been the topic of diverse experiences during the last a number of many years. at the present time, Agrobacterium is the instrument of selection for plant genetic engineering with an ever increasing host variety that incorporates many commercially vital plants, plant life, and tree species. moreover, its contemporary program for the genetic transformation of non-plant species, from yeast to cultivated mushrooms or even to human cells, delivers this bacterium a different position sooner or later of biotechnological purposes.
The booklet is a entire quantity describing Agrobacterium's biology, interactions with host species, and makes use of for genetic engineering.
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Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology by Tzvi Tzfira,Vitaly Citovsky