Intracellular Transport of Agrobacterium T-DNA

  • Benoît Lacroix
  • Michael Elbaum
  • Vitaly Citovsky
  • Tzvi Tzfira

To transfer genes to plants or other organisms, Agrobacterium exports its transferred DNA (T-DNA), along with several virulence proteins, into the host cell. The T-DNA must then be transported through the cytoplasm to the nuclear pore, pass through the nuclear pore complex, and finally move inside the nucleus toward a potential site of integration into the host genome. This T-DNA voyage inside the host cell results from a complex interplay between numerous bacterial and host factors, where host-cell machineries that allow macromolecular movements are employed by Agrobacterium to achieve the transfer and integration of T-DNA into the host genome.


Nuclear Import Intracellular Transport Nuclear Pore Complex African Swine Fever Virus Importin Beta 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Lacroix
    • 1
  • Michael Elbaum
    • 2
  • Vitaly Citovsky
    • 1
  • Tzvi Tzfira
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Cell BiologyState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials and InterfaceWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyThe University of MichiganMI 48109USA

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