supervirulent


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supervirulent

(soo″pĕr-vĭr′ū-lĕnt) [L. super, over, above, + virulentus, full of poison]
More virulent than usual.
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It would be peevish to cavil at the unlikeliness of these particular characters surviving and then reuniting, given the even greater implausibility of anyone at all making it through the supervirulent cataclysm.
Several studies have reported that strains EHA 101 and EHA 105 were more effective than other common strains since both are derived from supervirulent wild-type strain A281 (Hood et al., 1993), whereas strain such as LB A 4404 was derived from less virulent strain Ach5 (Hoekema et al, 1983).
Development of a binary vector system for plant transformation based on the supervirulent Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain Chry5.