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Fighting geminiviruses by RNAi and vice versa

Pooggin, Mikhail and Hohn, Thomas. (2004) Fighting geminiviruses by RNAi and vice versa. Plant molecular biology, Vol. 55, H. 2. S. 149-152.

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Abstract

Geminiviruses have recently emerged not only as the cause of devastating diseases of important crop plants but also as a tool to study fundamental aspects of RNA interference (RNAi) and virus-induced gene silencing. RNA silencing is an evolutionary conserved mechanism protecting cell from pathogenic RNA and DNA, which is increasingly viewed as an adaptive immune system of plants against viruses. Here we summarize recent developments in the field of geminivirology presented by several leading groups at the Meeting "Gemini2004" (a total of 85 participants from all over the world) with the main focus on the anti-viral strategies that exploit RNAi and related silencing phenomena.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Molekulare Pflanzenvirologie (Hohn)
UniBasel Contributors:Pooggin, Mikhail
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0167-4412
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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Last Modified:13 Sep 2013 08:00
Deposited On:13 Sep 2013 07:58

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