from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A disease which attacks the roots of certain plants, especially the almond, black-berry, peach, and raspberry.
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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.