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2010-01-04 14:57:35

This time of year, the word "virus" conjures up a bedridden stint with coughs and chills "“ something everyone goes to great lengths to avoid. But scientists for Texas AgriLife Research have gone the distance to show that at least some viruses can be put to work to help us. A new study by Dr. Karen-Beth Scholthof and her husband Dr. Herman Scholthof, to be published in the January issue of Virology, shows that plant viruses may work like a trucking service loaded to carry freight to its...

2009-03-31 11:13:34

A gel derived from a close relative to the tobacco plant is being tested as an affordable preventative measure for HIV, U.S. researchers said. Kenneth Palmer, a senior scientist in the University of Louisville's Owensboro Cancer Research Program, has published research that suggests growing large quantities of the protein griffithsin found in the transgenic plant Nicotiana benthamiana can prevent human immunodeficiency virus from infecting cells of the immune system, the university's James...


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2011-02-23 21:15:24

Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) is a Potyvirus of the family Potyviridae which causes diseases in cruciferous plants. The virus is spread by 40-50 species of aphids in a non-persistent manner. Infected plants show symptoms such as a chlorotic local lesions, mosaic, mottling, puckering, or rugosity. Photo Copyright and Credit

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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