Defective Interfering DNAs of Plant Viruses

@article{Patil2006DefectiveID,
  title={Defective Interfering DNAs of Plant Viruses},
  author={Basavaprabhu L. Patil and Indranil Dasgupta},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={47 - 64}
}
Several plant DNA viruses produce significant quantities of deleted versions of their DNA in the infected plants, which is generally correlated with a slowing down of replication process of the viral DNA. These deleted versions of the viral DNA are called Defective-Interfering (DI) DNA because of their inhibitory effect on the helper virus. The sizes of the DI-DNAs for different plant viruses can vary from one tenth of the size of the viral genome to one half and are mostly encapsidated… 
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