Nanditta Banerjee

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YSI/1 is a mutant of the common strain (U1) of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) which induces a severe yellow mosaic in Nicotiana tabacum instead of the light green/dark green mosaic induced by its parental U1 virus. Although there was less coat protein (CP) in whole leaf extracts of YSI/1-infected leaves than in U1-infected leaves, severalfold more CP was found(More)
Naturally occurring differences in the nucleotide sequences of 5.8S ribosomal ribonucleic acids (rRNAs) from a variety of organisms have been used to study the role of specific nucleotides in the secondary structure and intermolecular interactions of this RNA. Significant differences in the electrophoretic mobilities of free 5.8S RNAs and the thermal(More)
UmV is a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) virus of the corn fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis. UmV has no infectious cycle. Some UmV subtypes have viral dsRNAs encoding secreted toxins that kill sensitive cells of the same species and related species. There are three viral subtypes, P1, P4 and P6, which differ in the specificity of their secreted killer toxins.(More)
Two bands of 5.8S rRNA were observed when the total RNA isolated from rat or mouse tissue was separated by electrophoresis on high-resolution polyacrylamide gels under denaturing conditions. The minor form, with a lower mobility, represented 15-35% of the total 5.8S rRNA, depending on the source of the tissue. Sequence analysis and the kinetics of formation(More)
Transgenic tobacco plants expressing an altered form of the 2a replicase gene from cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) strain Fny exhibited a suppression of viral replication and restricted viral movement when inoculated mechanically or by insect vectors. Resistant plants could be infected, however, through a graft-union with an infected nontransformed plant. The(More)
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