DNA abrasion onto plants is an effective method for geminivirus infection and virus-induced gene silencing.

@article{AscencioIbez2007DNAAO,
  title={DNA abrasion onto plants is an effective method for geminivirus infection and virus-induced gene silencing.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Trinidad Ascencio-Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Sharon B. Settlage},
  journal={Journal of virological methods},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 1-2},
  pages={198-203}
}
Geminiviruses belong to a rapidly growing group of plant pathogens that contribute to crop losses in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Geminivirus infection is a model for plant DNA replication and virus/host interactions. Geminiviruses are also used as vectors to induce silencing of endogenous genes in several plant species. A method was… CONTINUE READING