crown gall


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crown gall

n.
A widespread plant disease caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens and characterized by the formation of tumorous galls, especially at the junction of root and stem.
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Noun1.crown gall - a bacterial disease of plants (especially pome and stone fruits and grapes and roses) which forms excrescences on the stem near the ground
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
hairy root - a phase of crown gall (especially in apples) during which there is abnormal development of fine fibrous roots
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He added, "Rootstocks can easily transmit crown gall," another reason for planting on their own roots.
Biological control for grapevine crown gall using nonpathogenic Rhizobium vitis strain ARK-1 .
Crown gall disease is one of the most economically important soil-borne bacterial plant diseases around the world.
It is resistant to peach rust, crown gall, root knot, and is more vigorous than peach seedling rootstocks.
RNAi-mediated oncogene silencing confers resistance to crown gall tumorigenesis.
Genetically modified as defined by scientists and agriculturalists means a new gene was introduced outside of breeding--usually by using a bacterium that normally inserts its genes into plants (the causative agents of crown gall disease or hairy root disease).
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a soil bacterium that has long been known to cause plant crown gall disease.
This assay utilizes a system based on the Crown Gall disease of plants caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
These include GM Agrobacterium radiobacter k1026, used to prevent crown gall disease in fruit and vegetables, and Pseudomonas fluorescens modified from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
This study was designed to determine if retinol acetate has the potential of treating crown gall tumors in Kalanchoe diagremontiana, a succulent commonly known as "Mother of Millions.
The technique holds promise for creating genetically engineered trees and vines that can stave off crown gall, a costly disease that affects many perennial fruit and nut crops, including walnuts, apples and grapes.
The production of crown gall tumors in plants caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens represents a unique disease involving the transfer of DNA from the bacterium to the nucleus of the plant.