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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various aerobic, chiefly phytopathogenic bacteria of the genus Agrobacterium, especially A. tumefaciens, the cause of crown gall in plants. A. tumefaciens is used to construct transgenic plants because it transfers genetic material to plant cells when it infects them.

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  • noun A soil bacterium, of the genus Agrobacterium, which can fix nitrogen, and causes the formation of crown galls in plants

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  • noun 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.

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  • 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.

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