The Mechanism of T-DNA Transfer from Agrobacterium tumefaciens to the Plant Cell

  • Zdena Koukolíková-Nicola
  • Lisa Albright
  • Barbara Hohn
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


This review concentrates on the newest developments in our understanding of the first steps of transfer of the T-DNA from Agrobacterium to its host plant cell. We will present data about organisation, regulation and function of the virulence region. Furthermore, we will summarise current information about intermediates in the T-DNA transfer and discuss it in light of proposed models. A very short introduction to the biology of Agrobacterium tumefaciens will be presented. For further background the reader is referred to recent reviews (Hille et al., 1984; Hooykaas and Schilperoort, 1984; Nester et al., 1984; Gheysen et al., 1985; Stachel and Zambryski, 1986 b). Agrobacterium rhizogenes is discussed in this volume (White and Sinkar).


Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Crown Gall Left Border Maize Streak Virus Crown Gall Tumor 
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  • Zdena Koukolíková-Nicola
    • 1
  • Lisa Albright
    • 2
  • Barbara Hohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Friedrich Miescher-InstitutBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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