TABLE 3

Growth of A. tumefaciens strains on various carbon sources on agar plates

Carbon source (0.2%)Gene(s) mutated in the bacterial straina
None (C58 parent strain)bglAxynAarfApglApglBbglBmelApglA pglBbglA bglB
Glucose++++++++++
Xylose++++++++++
Galacturonic acid++++++++++
Sucrose++++++++++
Melibiose++++++++++
Lactose+++++++++Nonec
Cellobiose+++++++++Nonec
Melezitose+++++++++NDb
Raffinose+++++++++ND
Polygalacturonic acid++++++++Nonec+
Pectin++++++++++
Xylan++Nonec++++++ND
Arabinomannan++++++++++
Arabinogalactan++++++++++
  • a Growth was measured on modified AB minimal agar medium for a period of 14 days and is recorded as follows: +, growth; None, no growth.

  • b ND, not determined.

  • c Results which differ significantly from the parent strain. All results were replicated a minimum of 5 times.