Crown Gall: A Model System for Genetic Manipulation of Higher Plants

  • G. J. Wullems
  • F. A. Krens
  • G. Ooms
  • R. A. Schilperoort
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 22)


The recent knowledge of the plant disease crown gall — caused by the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens — has led to the recognition of this phenomenon as a model system for transformation of plants, e.g. to provide plants with foreign DNA.


Somatic Hybrid Crown Gall Tobacco Protoplast Crown Gall Tumor Transform Tobacco Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Wullems
    • 1
  • F. A. Krens
    • 1
  • G. Ooms
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. A. Schilperoort
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryState University of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Rothamsted Experimental StationHarpenden, HertsUK

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