Agroinfection


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Agroinfection

A method for transfecting plants with DNA from a plant virus using the T-DNA segment of a Ti plasmid.
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The success with viral DNA -- whichwas used because, among other things, its effects are easily detectable -- demonstrates for the first time that agroinfection is an efficient way to induce foreign DNA expression in corn cells.
Sc ientists had generally thought thatmembers of the grass family were not amenable to agroinfection, which is considered an efficient way to induce foreign DNA expression in whole plants.