Transfer of DNA into Plant Cells with the Ti-Plasmid as a Vector

  • J. Schell
  • M. Van Montagu
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 31)


A. tumefaciens strains induce tumors (crown galls) on a wide range of dicotyledonous plants (1). These tumors contain stably transformed — genetically altered — cells that are selfproliferating and graftable (2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Schell
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Van Montagu
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for GeneticsState University-GentBelgium
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung-KölnBRDGermany

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