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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 3, Issue 2, Published on 31, December 2017

Pages: 23-25
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Mechanical vs Agroinfiltration: Efficient mechanism of plant RNA virus infection

Author: Sonali Chaturvedi

Category: Editorial


Plant RNA viruses play a pivotal role in understanding the biology of viruses. The first virus to be discovered was a plant RNA virus, Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) [1]. Positive sense RNA viruses have a wide host range [2]. Hence it is imperative to investigate their replication [3-6], packaging [5-10], interaction with host proteins (3, 11), competition with satellite RNAs, if they encapsidate any [11-14], and immune response against virus infection [15-17].

Keywords: plant, RNA, viruses