Tartrate utilization genes promote growth of Agrobacterium spp. on grapevine

J. Y. Salomone, E. Szegedi, P. Cobanov, L. Otten

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Abstract

Crown gall on grapevine is mainly caused by Agrobacterium vitis, which metabolizes tartrate. Competition experiments between a tartrate-utilizing strain and its non-utilizing derivative showed that tartrate utilization confers a selective advantage on grapevine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-838
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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