hairy root disease


hairy root disease
A disease of broad-leaved plants, where a proliferation of root-like tissue is formed from the stem. Hairy root disease is a tumorous state similar to crown gall, and is induced by the bacterium Agrobacterium rhizogenes, when containing an Ri plasmid.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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