Expression of a modified nucleocapsid-protein of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) confers resistance against TSWV and Groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV) by blocking systemic spread.

SUMMARY Tobacco transformed with a construct comprising the nucleocapsid-protein (N) gene of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and the 5' non-translated leader sequence of Plum pox virus (PPV) as a translation enhancer displays unusually broad resistance against tospoviruses. Contrary to expectations, the transgenic plants did not express a higher level of… CONTINUE READING