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- n. A soil bacterium, of the genus Agrobacterium, which can fix nitrogen, and causes the formation of crown galls in plants
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- n. small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems
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The current "tool" of choice is an agrobacterium that has the ability to transfer DNA between itself and plants.
To genetically alter corn, researchers insert desired DNA from a different plant species or organism into the agrobacterium and then combine that in a petri dish with corn cells.
GM plants have been randomly altered with an assorted arrangement of chimeric genetic material by transfection using agrobacterium or bombarded by pellets of heavy metal.