Meaning of agrobacteria

ag•ro•bac•te•ri•a

Pronunciation: (ag"rō-bak-tēr'ē-u), [key]
— sing. -te•ri•um
  1. short rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Agrobacterium, that cause plant diseases, as crown gall.
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