Autolytic Processing of Dimeric Plant Virus Satellite RNA

@article{Prody1986AutolyticPO,
  title={Autolytic Processing of Dimeric Plant Virus Satellite RNA},
  author={Gerry A. Prody and John T. Bakos and Jamal M. Buzayan and Irving R. Schneider and George E Bruening},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={231},
  pages={1577 - 1580}
}
Associated with some plant viruses are small satellite RNA's that depend on the plant virus to provide protective coat protein and presumably at least some of the proteins necessary for satellite RNA replication. Multimeric forms of the satellite RNA of tobacco ringspot virus are probable in vivo precursors of the monomeric satellite RNA. Evidence is presented for the in vitro autolytic processing of dimeric and trimeric forms of this satellite RNA. The reaction generates biologically active… 
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