Identification and molecular characterization of a naturally occurring RNA virus mutant defective in the initiation of host recovery.

@article{Xin2003IdentificationAM,
  title={Identification and molecular characterization of a naturally occurring RNA virus mutant defective in the initiation of host recovery.},
  author={H W Xin and Shou-Wei Ding},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={317 2},
  pages={253-62}
}
The host recovery response is characterized by the disappearance of disease symptoms and activation of the RNA silencing virus resistance in the new growth following an initial symptomatic infection. However, it is not clear what triggers the initiation of recovery, which occurs naturally only in some virus-host interactions. Here we report the identification and characterization of a spontaneous mutant of Tobacco streak virus (TSV) that became defective in triggering recovery in tobacco plants… CONTINUE READING