Detection and characterization of defective interfering RNAs associated with the cocksfoot mottle sobemovirus


A new RNA of about 900 nt was found in the virions of cocksfoot mottle virus (CfMV) and in infected plants by RNA hybridization and RT-PCR. Structural features suggested that this RNA is a defective interfering RNA (diRNA). The CfMV diRNA was shown to consist of a 35-nt 5′-terminal genomic region, which formed a hairpin, and a 3′-terminal genomic region… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02759654

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