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Interactions and DNA transfer between Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the plant host

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Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a gram-negative bacterium with the unique capacity to induce neoplasmic transformations in dicotyledonous plants. Recently, both the mechanism and the biological significance of this transformation have been elucidated. Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains contain a large extrachromosomal DNA plasmid (the Ti-plasmid). This Ti-plasmid is responsible for the oncogenic properties of Agrobacterium strains. A particular segment of the Ti-plasmid, containing information determining the tumorous growth pattern and the synthesis of so-called 'opines', e.g. octopine (N-α-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine) and nopaline (N-α-(1,3-dicarboxypropyl)-L-arginine), is transferred and stably maintained and expressed in the transformed plant cells. This phenomenon can be understood as a 'genetic colonization' of the plant cells by bacterial plasmid DNA so that the transformed plant cells will produce and secrete into the medium amino acid derivatives (the opines) that Ti-plasmid carrying agrobacteria can selectively use as carbon and nitrogen sources.

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Schell, Jeff, Marc Van Montagu, Marc De Beuckeleer, et al. “Interactions and DNA Transfer Between Agrobacterium Tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the Plant Host.” PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 204.1155 (1979): 251–266. Print.
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Schell, J., Van Montagu, M., De Beuckeleer, M., De Block, M., Depicker, A., De Wilde, M., Engler, G., et al. (1979). Interactions and DNA transfer between Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the plant host. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 204(1155), 251–266.
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Schell, Jeff, Marc Van Montagu, Marc De Beuckeleer, Marc De Block, Anna Depicker, Michel De Wilde, Gilbert Engler, et al. 1979. “Interactions and DNA Transfer Between Agrobacterium Tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the Plant Host.” Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B-biological Sciences 204 (1155): 251–266.
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Schell, Jeff, Marc Van Montagu, Marc De Beuckeleer, Marc De Block, Anna Depicker, Michel De Wilde, Gilbert Engler, Christiane Genetello, Jean-Pierre Hernalsteens, Marcella Holsters, Jef Seurinck, Berta Silva, Françoise Van Vliet, and Raimundo Villarroel-Mandiola. 1979. “Interactions and DNA Transfer Between Agrobacterium Tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the Plant Host.” Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B-biological Sciences 204 (1155): 251–266.
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Schell J, Van Montagu M, De Beuckeleer M, De Block M, Depicker A, De Wilde M, et al. Interactions and DNA transfer between Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the plant host. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 1979;204(1155):251–66.
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J. Schell et al., “Interactions and DNA transfer between Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the plant host,” PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 204, no. 1155, pp. 251–266, 1979.
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  abstract     = {Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a gram-negative bacterium with the unique capacity to induce neoplasmic transformations in dicotyledonous plants. Recently, both the mechanism and the biological significance of this transformation have been elucidated. Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains contain a large extrachromosomal DNA plasmid (the Ti-plasmid). This Ti-plasmid is responsible for the oncogenic properties of Agrobacterium strains. A particular segment of the Ti-plasmid, containing information determining the tumorous growth pattern and the synthesis of so-called 'opines', e.g. octopine (N-α-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-L-arginine) and nopaline (N-α-(1,3-dicarboxypropyl)-L-arginine), is transferred and stably maintained and expressed in the transformed plant cells. This phenomenon can be understood as a 'genetic colonization' of the plant cells by bacterial plasmid DNA so that the transformed plant cells will produce and secrete into the medium amino acid derivatives (the opines) that Ti-plasmid carrying agrobacteria can selectively use as carbon and nitrogen sources.},
  author       = {Schell, Jeff and Van Montagu, Marc and De Beuckeleer, Marc and De Block, Marc and Depicker, Anna and De Wilde, Michel and Engler, Gilbert and Genetello, Christiane and Hernalsteens, Jean-Pierre and Holsters, Marcella and Seurinck, Jef and Silva, Berta and Van Vliet, Françoise and Villarroel-Mandiola, Raimundo},
  issn         = {0080-4649},
  journal      = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1155},
  pages        = {251--266},
  title        = {Interactions and DNA transfer between Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the Ti-plasmid and the plant host},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1979.0026},
  volume       = {204},
  year         = {1979},
}

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