News of the WeekMICROBIAL GENOMES

New Genome a Boost to Plant Studies

Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2266
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2266a

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Molecular biologists have bared the soul of one of nature's best genetic engineers. On pages 2317 and 2323, two teams describe the genome sequence of Agrobacterium tumefaciens, a soil microbe whose ability to transfer DNA into plant cells has transformed plant and crop science.

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