Differential contributions of plant Dicer-like proteins to antiviral defences against potato virus X in leaves and roots.

@article{Andika2015DifferentialCO,
  title={Differential contributions of plant Dicer-like proteins to antiviral defences against potato virus X in leaves and roots.},
  author={Ida Bagus Andika and Kazuyuki Maruyama and Li-ying Sun and Hideki Kondō and Tetsuo Tamada and Nobuhiro Suzuki},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={781-93}
}
Members of the plant Dicer-like (DCL) protein family are the critical components of the RNA-silencing pathway that mediates innate antiviral defence. The distinct antiviral role of each individual DCL protein has been established with mostly based on observations of aerial parts of plants. Thus, although the roots are closely associated with the life cycle of many plant viruses, little is known about the antiviral activities of DCL proteins in roots. We observed that antiviral silencing… CONTINUE READING