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DNA Flux Across Genetic Barriers: The Crown Gall Phenomenon

  • G. Gheysen
  • P. Dhaese
  • M. Van Montagu
  • J. Schell
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)

Abstract

Crown gall tumors are neoplastic proliferations induced by the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens on wounded dicotyledonous plants (for recent reviews, see Kahl and Schell, 1982; Caplan et al, 1983; Depicker et al, 1983; Zambryski et al 1983a). In nature, the infection is often located at or near the junction of the root and the stem, the crown of the plant. Since the turn of the century, plant pathologists have been interested in this malignant transformation not only because of its agricultural consequences, but also for the unusual observation that a bacterium induces plant neoplasia.

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Plant Cell Hairy Root Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Crown Gall Agrobacterium Rhizogenes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gheysen
    • 1
  • P. Dhaese
    • 1
  • M. Van Montagu
    • 1
  • J. Schell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor GeneticaRijksuniversiteit GentGentBelgium
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für ZüchtungsforschungKöln 30Federal Republic of Germany

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