Hypervirulent mutant of Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Stephen K Farrand (Inventor), David Michael Barnhart (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This disclosure relates to a mutant Agrobacterium tumefaciens that is functionally deleted for the atu1060 gene that codes for the cyclic di-GMP synthase Atu1060, as well as methods for its use in transforming plants with desired transgenes. Such bacteria are more virulent than currently used strains of A. tumefaciens, and thus can be used to transform a wider variety of plants, such as plants that are traditionally recalcitrant to such transformation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number8581045
Filing date11/19/10
StatePublished - Nov 12 2013


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