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Research Article

Dimerization of VirD2 Binding Protein Is Essential for Agrobacterium Induced Tumor Formation in Plants

  • Abhilash Padavannil,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Chacko Jobichen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Yang Qinghua,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Jayaraman Seetharaman,

    Affiliation: X4 Beamline, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America

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  • Adrian Velazquez-Campoy,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Joint-Unit IQFR-CSIC-BIFI, and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and Fundacion ARAID, Government of Aragon, Zaragoza, Spain

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  • Liu Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Shen Q. Pan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • J. Sivaraman mail

    dbsjayar@nus.edu.sg

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Published: March 13, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003948

About the Authors

Abhilash Padavannil, Chacko Jobichen, Yang Qinghua, Liu Yang, Shen Q. Pan, J. Sivaraman
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jayaraman Seetharaman
X4 Beamline, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States of America
Adrian Velazquez-Campoy
Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Joint-Unit IQFR-CSIC-BIFI, and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and Fundacion ARAID, Government of Aragon, Zaragoza, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: dbsjayar@nus.edu.sg

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSi. Performed the experiments: AP CJ YQ. Analyzed the data: AP CJ YQ JSe AVC SQP LY. Wrote the paper: AP CJ JSi.