Engineering the essence of plants

  title={Engineering the essence of plants},
  author={Harro Bouwmeester},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
1359 conserved in most virus isolates. For example, the sequence targeted by the amiR-HC-Pro engineered by Niu et al. is conserved in less than 50% of TuMV isolates. In addition, the combination of the high specificity of miRNA cleavage and the high mutability of plant viruses makes it likely that resistant virus variants will emerge. Selection of virulent mutants has been observed in plants infected with recombinant viruses expressing the target sequence of natural miRNAs, a process that may… CONTINUE READING