Induction of virulence response in Agrobacterium tumefaciens by tissue explants of various plant species.

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PubMedID: 24221327

Primich-Zachwieja S, Minocha SC. Induction of virulence response in Agrobacterium tumefaciens by tissue explants of various plant species. Plant Cell Rep. 1991;10(11):545-9.
Forty-four plant species belonging to different taxa were tested for their ability to induce the expression of the virulence E gene in Agrobacterium tumefaciens containing virE:lacZ fusion constructs. With the exception of 6 algae, one fern and 2 monocots, tissue explants of all other plants (2 Algae, 3 Bryophytes, 2 Pteridophytes, 15 Gymnosperms, 8 Monocots and 5 Dicots) induced the expression of the virE gene as detected by the presence of ß-galactosidase activity in the bacteria.