Isolation and cultivation of Agrobacterium species from natural sources

Elise Rebecca Morton, Clay Fuqua

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Selected species of the genus Agrobacterium have been extensively studied in the laboratory, but far less is known regarding their natural distribution. Agrobacterium can be isolated from a variety of environments, but identifying the bacteria is challenging and involves physiological assays as well as molecular diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3D.4
JournalCurrent protocols in microbiology
Issue numberSUPPL.27
StatePublished - 2012


  • Agrobacterium
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Natural isolate
  • Physiology


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