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Molecular Biology of Plant Viruses

Edited By: Chuni L Mandahar

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #108158 | ISBN: 0792385470
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Recombinant DNA technology or genetic engineering ushered in a new era in the study of plant viruses. The major breakthrough came in the 1980s, primarily due to the development of new methods for RNA reverse transcription and cDNA cloning, along with restriction enzyme mapping and rapid nucleotide sequencing. An information explosion in various molecular aspects of plant viruses was caused by these studies. 1990s research efforts investigate the study of viral genomes, genetic maps, genes and gene expression, gene products, and genetic basis of virus functions and biological properties. This text analyzes, collates and reviews such genetic variability; brings out the molecular basis of virus transport in plants and of virus transmission by vectors and of disease symptomatology; and discusses molecular biology of viroids and transgenic plants. It also treats the recently discovered genetic phenomenon of gene silencing and the gene-for-gene interactions between the hosts and plant viruses. biological properties.


List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Genome of RNA Viruses; F. Hericourt, et al. 2. Genome of DNA Viruses; T. Frischmuth. 3. Genome Organization in RNA Viruses; S. Morozov, A. Solovyev. 4. Gene Expression in Positive Strand RNA Viruses: Conventional and Aberrant Strategies; A. Agranovsky, S. Morozov. 5. Molecular Basis of Genetic Variability in RNA Viruses; J.J. Bujarski. 6. Genetic Variability and Evolution; F. Garcia-Arenal, et al. 7. Molecular Basis of Virus Transport in Plants; S.M. Leisner. 8. Molecular Basis of Virus Transmission; J.F.J.M. van den Heuvel, et al. 9. Molecular Basis of Symptomatology; A.L.N. Rao. 10. Gene-for-Gene Interactions; C.D. Dardick, J.N. Culver. 11. Molecular Biology of Viroids; R. Flores, et al. 12. Molecular Biology of Transgenic Plants; C.L. Mandahar. 13. Gene Silencing; C.L. Mandahar. Subject Index.

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