Agrobacterium tumerfaciens

Andrew John Panyko epiphany at ix.netcom.com
Mon May 12 17:39:12 EST 1997

I have a few questions about the bacteria above:

What type of plants does the A. tumerfaciens infect by plasmid
transfer?  What does the plasmid transfer do to the plant?  What genes
are expressed by the plasmid?

I understand that A. tumerfaciens can increase ethylene production in
carrots.  Are there any other plants/fruits/vegetables in which the
bacteria can do this?  Is this quality in any way related to the
plasmid transfer above?  I'm not sure if there is a connection, but a
book I was reading led me to believe that there was one, although there
was no attempt to make a connction between the two phenomena.  Can
anyone tell me more about this phenomena (ethylene increase) as well?

In addition to posting at the news group, please send me a response at
epiphany at ix.netcom.com.  Thanks!  Ana

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