Influence of Antiviral Factor on Tobacco Mosaic Virus RNA Biosynthesis in Tobacco

An antiviral factor (AVF) was separated by removing virus particles from extracts of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) infected leaves using calcium phosphate gel and by column chromatography on DEAE cellulose. AVF was not found in the extracts from healthy plants. The AVF restricted the virus infectivity “in vivo” and significantly decreased the activity of key… CONTINUE READING