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Plant Mol Biol. 1985 Mar;5(2):85-9. doi: 10.1007/BF00020090.

Non-oncogenic plant vectors for use in the agrobacterium binary system.

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Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Leiden, Wassenaarseweg 64, 2333 AL, Leiden, The Netherlands.


Agrobacterium strains harbouring the T-region and the virulence-region of the Ti plasmid on separate replicons still display efficient T-DNA transfer to plants. Based on this binary vector strategy we have constructed T-region derived gene vectors for the introduction of foreign DNA into plants. The vectors constructed can replicate in E. coli, thus the genetic manipulations with them can be performed with E. coli as a host. They can be transferred to Agrobacterium as a cointegrate with the wide host range plasmid R772. Their T-regions are transferred to plant cells from Agrobacterium strains conferring virulence functions.The plasmid pRAL 3940 reported here is 11.5 kb large, contains a marker to identify transformed plant cells and unique restriction sites for direct cloning of passenger DNA, flanked by the left- and right-hand border fragments of the T-region (including the 25 bp border repeats). The plasmid is free of onc-genes. Therefore, is does not confer tumorigenic traits on the transformed plant cells and mature, fertile plants can thus be regenerated from them.


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