Just one quick question about the agrobacterium tumefaciens

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Just one quick question about the agrobacterium tumefaciens

Post by hurly » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:45 pm

I'm reading this article, but I'm not sure I understand it quite. It says:
"The transfer of the T-DNA between the A. tumefaciens cell and the plant cell is mediated in trans by virulence gene products encoded on both the bacterium's chromosome and the Ti plasmid.

What do they mean by the term trans here? Is it the same trans as in trans&cis in chemistry...? Meaning the T-DNA has a trans structure?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:33 pm

translation probably...
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Post by tursiops » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:00 pm

Maybe I wrong but can be trans = transposon?

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Post by Morris » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:19 pm

Cis means that enzymes use as stamp the same strand used for create themeselves; trans means that enzymes use the other strand as stamp.
I think that genes of A.tumefaciens hit the other strand of the plant, not the same where they are. I think.

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