By Tzvi Tzfira,Vitaly Citovsky
Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which factors the “crown-gall” illness, 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 telephone, 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 delivery into the host mobile and encoded by way of a chain of chromosomal (chv) and Ti-plasmid virulence (vir) genes, has been the topic of various reviews over the last a number of many years. this present day, Agrobacterium is the instrument of selection for plant genetic engineering with an ever increasing host diversity that incorporates many commercially vital plants, vegetation, 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 distinct position sooner or later of biotechnological functions.
The e-book 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