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n. pl. ag·ro·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-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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|Noun||1.||Agrobacterium - small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems|
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
Agrobacterium tumefaciens - the bacteria that produce crown gall disease in plants