Table 5.

Constitutive VirA restores tumor formation on A. thaliana lines with elevated salicylic acid content

Arabidopsis lineBacteriumBacterial cell density, cells per ml
108106
Col-0 (WT)C588% (n = 50)9% (n = 32)
Con-VirA20% (n = 40)16% (n = 50)
cpr5-2C580% (n = 28)0% (n = 31)
Con-VirA19% (n = 32)10% (n = 10)
  • Values represent percentage of root segments with tumors. C58 is the WT strain; Con-VirA indicates C58 with a plasmid carrying the constitutive allele of virA. n, no. of root segments assayed.