Caulimoviridae tubule-guided transport is dictated by movement protein properties.

@article{SnchezNavarro2010CaulimoviridaeTT,
  title={Caulimoviridae tubule-guided transport is dictated by movement protein properties.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s S{\'a}nchez-Navarro and Thor Vin{\'i}cius Martins Fajardo and Stefania Zicca and Vicente Pall{\'a}s and Livia Stavolone},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={84 8},
  pages={4109-12}
}
Plant viruses move through plasmodesmata (PD) either as nucleoprotein complexes (NPCs) or as tubule-guided encapsidated particles with the help of movement proteins (MPs). To explore how and why MPs specialize in one mechanism or the other, we tested the exchangeability of MPs encoded by DNA and RNA virus genomes by means of an engineered alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) system. We show that Caulimoviridae (DNA genome virus) MPs are competent for RNA virus particle transport but are unable to mediate… CONTINUE READING
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