By Tzvi Tzfira,Vitaly Citovsky
Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which explanations 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 mobilephone, 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 phone and encoded through a sequence of chromosomal (chv) and Ti-plasmid virulence (vir) genes, has been the topic of various reviews during the last a number of a long time. at the present time, Agrobacterium is the device of selection for plant genetic engineering with an ever increasing host diversity that incorporates many commercially very important plants, flora, 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, delivers this bacterium a different position sooner or later of biotechnological functions.
The ebook is a complete 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