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What does Atu stand for?

Atu stands for Agrobacterium Tumefaciens

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Nowadays, Monsanto employs a slightly different process, using a bacterium called Agrobacterium tumefaciens to infect plant cells with pieces of DNA containing the desired traits, as pointed out by the (http://cls.
It also includes literary references from Jules Verne and Mark Twain; illustrations of how Agrobacterium tumefaciens transfers genes into a plant, and of an aphid eating while also giving birth; and stories of scientists from Carolus Linnaeus to Elie Metchnikoff to Jeff Gordon.
Previous studies have shown that the dual promoter of Agrobacterium tumefaciens mannopine synthase (mas) genes is regulated by plant growth hormones, and that the activity of the mas dual promoters increases basipetally in developing plants; it has also been reported that the apical meristem contains a factor that inhibits stimulation of mas promoter activity (Langridge et al.
In addition, the present of coniferyl alcohol in PLBs, one of the phenolic compounds present in Dendrobium orchids which can induce vir gene expression in Agrobacterium tumefaciens and thus provides a fundamental element required for successful Agrobacterium -mediated transformation system in orchid plants (Nan et al, 1998).