Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease which attacks the roots of certain plants, especially the almond, black-berry, peach, and raspberry. It is characterized by the formation of hard, rough, irregular-shaped, gall-like bodies on the roots and sometimes on the stems of the plant. The cause is somewhat doubtful. Tourney attributed it to a myxomycete which he named Dendrophagus globosus.
“In Guadeloupe crown-gall, a bacterial condition caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens, has been observed.”
“The root-gall of raspberries, crown-gall of peaches, apples, and other trees, is the most popularly recognized of this class of troubles (Fig. 216).”
“Initial genetic modificationof plants was done with recombinant strains of crown-gall virus Agrobacteriumtumefaciens.”
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