Genetic basis for opine secretion from crown gall tumour cells

Research paper by E. Messens, A. Lenaerts, M. Van Montagu, R. W. Hedges

Indexed on: 01 May '85Published on: 01 May '85Published in: Molecular & general genetics : MGG


Plant cells neoplastically transformed by insertion of T-DNA from Ti plasmids of agrobacteria produce and secrete opines. Secretion of two of these opines (octopine and nopaline) is shown to require the expression of a single gene, which we designate ons.