agroinfection


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agroinfection

[¦ag·rō‚in′fek·shən]
(agriculture)
A method of using the f-DNA of plasmids to infect plant cells with DNA from a plant virus.
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These assays focused mainly on three parameters: Agrobacterium strain, T-DNA delivery, and effect of agroinfection on explant response.
Genomic Analysis of Chino del Tomate Virus Using Agroinfection.
The procedure, called agroinfection, is the increasingly common laboratory technique used to transfer selected DNA into plants by adding that DNA to the DNA of Agrobacterium, then allowing the bacterium to "colonize" plants -- which it does by transferring part of its DNA (including the foreign, "third party" DNA) into the host plant's own genetic material.