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The other vir genes produce pro- Binary Ti Plasmid Vectors 49 teins that are involved in the generation of single-stranded DNA, protection of the T-DNA, transport of the T-DNA across the bacterial membranes, and interaction with host chromosomes. In addition to the vir genes, several genes located on the Agrobacterium chromosome are also needed for the T-DNA transfer (10). In the binary vector system, a Ti plasmid is divided into two portions. The larger fragment contains the entire plasmid minus the T-DNA region.
However, it has been found that the nos promoter is not constitutively expressed in plant cells (14). The promoter is highly active in roots but very weakly expressed in leaves. Furthermore, the nos promoter activity is developmentally and environmentally regulated. Therefore, selectable markers constructed with the nos promoter may not be suitable for certain plant species. A stronger and more constitutive promoter such as the CaMV 35s promoter (15) has been used in some binary vectors. Although all the kanamycin resistance genes were derived from the same neomycin phosphotransferase (npt) II gene of transposon Tn5, some binary vectors such as pB1121 carry a mutant npt gene that substantially reduces the enzyme activity (16).
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