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Turkish Journal of Botany

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Abstract

Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith& Townsend) Conn is commonly used in gene transfer to plants. The effectiveness of bacterial strains and suitable plant genotypes facilitate this process. In this study, 8 lentil cultivars grown in Turkey were assessed for their susceptibility to two wild-type A. tumefaciens strains, A281 and A136NC. Both strains induced tumors in lentil cultivars, while differing in the ability to form tumors. Although most of the cultivars had some degree of susceptibility to A. tumefaciens infection, cultivars Yesil 21 and Pul 11 had higher frequencies of tumor formation in both strains than the other cultivars tested.

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