The Agrobacterium oncogene AB-6b causes a graft-transmissible enation syndrome in tobacco

The Agrobacterium oncogene AB-6b causes a graft-transmissible enation syndrome in tobacco Agrobacterium 6b oncogenes induce tumours and modify plant growth in various ways. Here we show that the AB-6b gene from strain AB4 placed under 2x35S promoter control (2x35S-AB-6b) induces a complex enation syndrome in transgenic Nicotiana tabacum plants, that also occurs in a few rare cases of genetic enations. In Arabidopsis thaliana, 2x35S-AB-6b induced radially symmetrical tubes on the abaxial side of the leaves, which must therefore be considered as the Arabidopsis equivalents of enations on other plant species. Tobacco and Arabidopsis 2x35S-AB-6b leaves contained small, supernumerary densely packed cells between the spongy mesophyll and the abaxial epidermis, close to vascular strands arising at an early stage of leaf development. On tobacco, the 2x35S-AB-6b enation syndrome could be transmitted across graft junctions to growing tissues of untransformed plants, both acropetally and basipetally. We propose that the AB-6b gene encodes the synthesis of one or more enation factor(s) that are transported by the phloem and modify the growth of developing tissues. Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

The Agrobacterium oncogene AB-6b causes a graft-transmissible enation syndrome in tobacco

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial