Plants are a promising upcoming platform for production of vaccine components and other desirable pharmaceutical proteins that can only, at present, be made in living systems. The unique soil microbe Agrobacterium tumefaciens can transfer DNA to plants very efficiently, essentially turning plants into factories capable of producing virtually any gene.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Microbiology