Cymbidium mosaic virus RNA synthesis in isolated orchid protoplasts.

An in vitro protoplast host system has been developed to facilitate the study of cymbidium mosaic virus (CyMV) replication mechanisms. CyMV, a member of the potexvirus group of plant viruses, is among the most significant pathogens of cultivated orchid plants, but a convenient system for studying its molecular genetics has not been available previously. A… CONTINUE READING