Cucumber mosaic virus and its 2b RNA silencing suppressor modify plant-aphid interactions in tobacco

Abstract

The cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) 2b protein not only inhibits anti-viral RNA silencing but also quenches transcriptional responses of plant genes to jasmonic acid, a key signalling molecule in defence against insects. This suggested that it might affect interactions between infected plants and aphids, insects that transmit CMV. We found that infection of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep00187

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