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Agrobacterium Biology

From Basic Science to Biotechnology

  • Stanton B. Gelvin

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 418)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Han Ming Gan, Michael A. Savka
    Pages 1-14
  3. Nemanja Kuzmanović, Joanna Puławska, Lingyun Hao, Thomas J. Burr
    Pages 15-53
  4. Ann G. Matthysse
    Pages 111-141
  5. Melene A. Thompson, Maureen C. Onyeziri, Clay Fuqua
    Pages 143-184
  6. Dvora Biran, Or Rotem, Ran Rosen, Eliora Z. Ron
    Pages 185-194
  7. Keunsub Lee, Kan Wang
    Pages 195-213
  8. Chih-Feng Wu, Delaney A. Smith, Erh-Min Lai, Jeff H. Chang
    Pages 215-231
  9. Haitao Tu, Xiaoyang Li, Qinghua Yang, Ling Peng, Shen Q. Pan
    Pages 261-286
  10. Christopher J. Willig, Kaixuan Duan, Zhanyuan J. Zhang
    Pages 319-348
  11. Paul J. J. Hooykaas, G. Paul H. van Heusden, Xiaolei Niu, M. Reza Roushan, Jalal Soltani, Xiaorong Zhang et al.
    Pages 349-374
  12. Nagesh Sardesai, Subhashree Subramanyam
    Pages 463-488

About this book


This volume reviews various facets of Agrobacterium biology, from modern aspects of taxonomy and bacterial ecology to pathogenesis, bacterial cell biology, plant and fungal transformation, natural transgenics, and biotechnology. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation is the most extensively utilized platform for generating transgenic plants, but modern biotechnology applications derive from more than 40 years of intensive basic scientific research.  Many of the biological principles established by this research have served as models for other bacteria, including human and animal pathogens. Written by leading experts and highlighting recent advances, this volume serves both as an introduction to Agrobacterium biology for students as well as a more comprehensive text for research scientists.


Crown gall disease Agrobacterium tumefaciens Plant growth manipulation VirE2 Agrobacterium vitis Plant genetic transformation Agrobacterium rhizogenes Agrobacterium-mediated transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanton B. Gelvin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

About the editors

Stanton B. Gelvin
Purdue University
Department of Biological Sciences
West Lafayette, IN, USA

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