I am doing a project for school about the effect of beta carotene on the prevention of cancer in plants. However, very little information is provided in the madsci archive or even on the whole internet. Could you please tell me how you can inoculate the Agrobacterium tumefaciens into a plant to create the "cancer", and also how you can give the plant beta carotene to try and prevent the cancer? Will the Agrobacvterium tumefaciens work with all types of plants, or is there a specific type of plant that I should use? Do you have any ideas on how to measure the cancer to see how the beta carotene affected it? I know you do not like to answer questions about science projects, but it is so hard to find any information whatsoever on this topic that I would really appriciate it if you can help. Thanks a lot. Todd Gingrich
Re: How can you inoculate Agrobacterium tumefaciens into a plant?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Microbiology.