Biopolym. Cell. 2015; 31(6):455-457.
Molecular and Cell Biotechnologies
Effect of antibiotic ceftriaxone on elimination of ABI and GV3101 strains of Agrobacterium tumefaciens
1Gorbatyuk I. R., 1Gnatyuk I. S., 1Bannikova M. A.
  1. Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, NAS of Ukraine
    148, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


Aim. To find out, at which concentration the antibiotic ceftriaxone of β-lactam group causes the elimination of ABI and GV3101 strains of Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Methods. The disc diffusion method. Results. Antibiotic ceftriaxone was used for the cell elimination of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens ABI strain for the first time. The same zones of inhibition were observed when using the 400 mg/l ceftriaxone and 500 mg/l cefotaxime solutions for both Agrobacterium strains (ABI and GV3101) studied. Conclusions. Ceftriaxone inhibits the Agrobacterium growth more effectively than cefotaxime. The ceftriaxone concentration for elimination of ABI and GV3101 Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains is 400 mg/l.
Keywords: ceftriaxone, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, elimination


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