By François Héricourt, Isabelle Jupin, Anne-Lise Haenni (auth.), C. L. Mandahar (eds.)
20 years in the past, recombinant DNA expertise or genetic engineering ushered in a brand new period within the examine of plant viruses. the main leap forward got here within the eighties, basically as a result of improvement of latest tools for RNA opposite transcription and cDNA cloning, in addition to restrict enzyme mapping and speedy nucleotide sequencing. a data explosion in quite a few molecular facets of plant viruses used to be brought on by those stories. present examine efforts examine the learn of viral genomes, genetic maps, genes and gene expression, gene items, and genetic foundation of virus services and organic houses.
Molecular Biology of Plant Viruses analyzes, collates and studies such released info. also, it demonstrates the mechanisms of genetic variability; brings out the molecular foundation of virus shipping in vegetation and of virus transmission via vectors and of sickness symptomatology; and discusses molecular biology of viroids and transgenic vegetation. It additionally treats the lately came upon genetic phenomenon of gene silencing and the gene-for-gene interactions among the hosts and plant viruses.
Molecular Biology of Plant Viruses is a superb reference, supplying perception into the fascinating study advancements made within the box.
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Besides encapsidation, interaction between viral RNA and CP can also be considered as a regulating element of viral life cycle as in TCV and to play an important role in viral replication as in AMV. , 1994). These sites are involved in the "genome activation" process (reviewed in Jaspars, 1985). , 1997). , 1991). , 1994). Other major CP-binding sites also exist in internal positions on the RNAs that can likewise form stable stem-loop structures (Zuimeda and Jaspars, 1984); these sites might be involved in virus assembly.