Beijerinck's work on tobacco mosaic virus: historical context and legacy.

@article{Bos1999BeijerincksWO,
  title={Beijerinck's work on tobacco mosaic virus: historical context and legacy.},
  author={Linda Bos},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={354 1383},
  pages={675-85}
}
  • Linda Bos
  • Published 1999 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
Beijerinck's entirely new concept, launched in 1898, of a filterable contagium vivum fluidum which multiplied in close association with the host's metabolism and was distributed in phloem vessels together with plant nutrients, did not match the then prevailing bacteriological germ theory. At the time, tools and concepts to handle such a new kind of agent… CONTINUE READING