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Perspectives Although genes that are introduced into plant cells are usually expressed there may be large variations in the levels at which the genes are expressed. Such 'position' effects can affect even genes closely linked on one T-DNA in a different manner. The reason for this is unknown, but it may have to do with the chromatin structure at the integration site. Also general regulatory systems including those that act via the methylation of DNA may be involved in this . The copy number of T -DNA often does not correlate with the expression level .
The reason for this turned out to be the fact that left border areas are much less efficient in acting as starting sites for DNA synthesis than right borders [122,168]. This difference is not due to the subtle differences in the nucleotide sequences of the left and right 24 bp border repeats, but rather is caused by the presence of an enhancer next to the right sequence . This T-DNA transfer enhancer, also called 'overdrive' by Peralta and Ream , strongly enhances T -strand formation in Agrobacterium .