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The majority of plant-infecting viruses utilize an RNA genome, suggesting that plants have imposed strict constraints on the evolution of DNA viruses. The geminiviruses represent a family of DNA viruses that has circumvented these impediments to emerge as one of the most successful viral pathogens, causing severe economic losses to agricultural production(More)
Existing diagnostic techniques used to identify plant-infecting DNA viruses and their associated molecules are often limited in their specificity and can be challenged by samples containing multiple viruses. We adapted a simple method of amplifying circular viral DNA and, in combination with high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analysis, used it as(More)
In a virus-infected plant, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) corresponding to the viral genome form a large proportion of the small RNA population. It is possible to reassemble significant portions of the virus sequence from overlapping siRNA sequences and use these to identify the virus. We tested this technique with a resistance-breaking and a(More)
Functional small RNAs, such as short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs), exist in freshly consumed fruits and vegetables. These siRNAs can be derived either from endogenous sequences or from viruses that infect them. Symptomatic tomatoes, watermelons, zucchini, and onions were purchased from grocery stores and investigated by small RNA(More)
A series of paramagnetic di(aryl)alkynylphosphine oxides [PF6] featuring an open-shell [Fe(κ(2)-dppe)(η(5)-C5Me5)](+) endgroup were obtained by oxidation of their neutral Fe(II) parents 3a-c, themselves obtained in a simple and nearly quantitative fashion from the corresponding Fe(II) metallophosphines 1a-c. The new organometallic radicals were(More)
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