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Everlon Rigobelo

São Paulo State University


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Agrobacterium is a truly remarkable organism. Its study over the last 100 years has revolutionized plant molecular genetics and has given birth to a whole new industry dedicated to the genetic modification of plants. Initially, studies were aimed solely at identifying the cause of destructive galls on ornamental plants and fruit trees. In the United States, two plant pathologists, Smith and Townsend (1907) reported that the causative agent of the disease, crown gall, was a bacterium that they named Bacterium tumefaciens. More than 30 years later, Armin Braun, a scientist at the Rockefeller Institute in Princeton, New Jersey demonstrated that this was a very unusual plant disease with properties never seen before. Since then, there were many important discoveries​ such as although living bacteria were necessary to start the infection in the plant, once initiated, the tumor developed in their absence. Other study showed that tumor cells could be cultured in media lacking the plant hormones, auxin, and cytokinin, which are necessary for the growth of normal cells. Many studies have been made in a number of laboratories in many countries. Much more information is being generated related to this subject worldwide. The aim of this book is to gather current information regarding the utilization and the importance of the Agrobacterium for all those who work with genetic modification of plant.

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Date completed: October 2nd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 12th 2020

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Review results due: July 31st 2020

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Expected publication date: September 29th 2020

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About the editor

Everlon Rigobelo

São Paulo State University

Dr. Everlon Cid Rigobelo graduated from Agronomy School Universidade Estadual Paulista Campus of Jaboticabal, Brazil, in 2000. He received his MSC. degree in Animal Science Microbiology from the same University in 2002. He obtained his Ph.D in Microbiology and works as researcher at the same University. Rigobelo has experience in genetics, epidemiology and is active in the following subjects: microbial biotechnology, molecular genetics and bacterial genomics. He works with the plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and he previously worked with probiotics strains to reduce the spread of Escherichia coli in animal production. He edited books entitled Probiotic, Probiotic in animals, Plant Growth and Symbiosis.

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