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2013-12-05 23:45:13

Viruses alter plant biochemistry in order to manipulate visiting aphids into spreading infection University of Cambridge researchers have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration to spread infection to healthy vegetation. Aphids are sap-sucking insects that attack many different types of plants and are major transmitters of crop-infecting viruses. By altering plant biochemistry,...

Researchers Discover Antiviral Response In Mammals Similar To That Found In Plants
2013-10-11 15:22:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that plants and invertebrates use an immune response called the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway to build a weapon against a viral infection. Two new studies from scientists at the University of California, Riverside have found that a similar pathway exists in mammals, but it is typically suppressed by viral proteins. The study researchers said if this suppression could be lifted, it would open the door to a...

2011-08-10 20:10:04

CSIRO plant scientists have shed light on a problem that has puzzled researchers since the first virus was discovered in 1892 "“ how exactly do they cause disease? In a major breakthrough that helps us better understand how viruses cause diseases in plants "“ and potentially in animals and humans "“ Dr Ming-Bo Wang and Neil Smith of CSIRO Plant Industry have revealed a genetic mechanism that enables viral organisms to infect hosts and cause diseases. "Cucumber Mosaic Virus...

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2010-02-02 07:42:44

A common plant virus lures aphids to infected plants by making the plants more attractive, but when the insects taste the plant, they quickly leave for tastier, healthier ones. In the process, the insects rapidly transmit the disease, according to Penn State entomologists. "The virus improves the cues that insects use to identify food by elevating some aspect of a trait that is already in the plant," said Mark C. Mescher, assistant professor of entomology. "In this case they appear to elevate...


Latest Cucumber mosaic virus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:12:28

Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV) is a plant pathogenic virus in the plant virus family Comoviridae. It of the type species Comoviridae Genus Nepovirus. Nepoviruses are transmitted between plants by nematodes. It is easily transmitted by sap inoculation and transmission in seeds has been reported. IT was first observed in tobacco fields in Virginia in 1927. It is an isometric particle with a bipartite RNA genome. The virus can infect field grown crops, ornamentals, and weeds. The name comes...

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2005-07-12 11:20:45

The Pansy or Pansy Violet is a cultivated garden flower. It is derived from the wildflower called the Heartsease or Johnny Jump Up (Viola tricolor), and is sometimes given the subspecies name Viola tricolor hortensis. However, many garden varieties are hybrids and are referred to as Viola × wittrockiana. The name "pansy" also appears as part of the common name of a number of wild flowers belonging, like the cultivated Pansy, to the violet genus Viola. One or two unrelated flowers such as...

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