Acquisition of tumour-inducing ability by non-oncogenic agrobacteria as a result of plasmid transfer

N. Van Larebeke, CH Genetello, J. Schell, R. A. Schilperoort, A. K. Hermans, J. P. Hernalsteens, M. Van Montagu

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IT has been suggested that the tumour-inducing capacity of Agrobacterium is determined by plasmid genes1,2. The acquisition of virulence by non-pathogenic agrobacteria from pathogenic agrobacteria has been demonstrated by Kerr3,4. We investigated whether this phenomenon could be the result of transfer of a plasmid. Besides providing further evidence for the hypothesis that plasmid genes carry the genetic information for the tumour-inducing ability of Agrobacterium, the system offers the possibility of studying the genetics and functions of the plasmid.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)742-743
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftNature
Volume255
Nummer van het tijdschrift5511
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1 dec 1975

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