Definition of Agrobacterium in English :

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Agrobacterium meaning in English

Meaning of Agrobacterium in English

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1. agrobacterium, genus agrobacterium

small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems

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n. pl. ag·ro·bac·te·ri·a (-tîrē-ə)
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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