Mature monomeric forms of Hop stunt viroid resist RNA silencing in transgenic plants.

@article{Gmez2007MatureMF,
  title={Mature monomeric forms of Hop stunt viroid resist RNA silencing in transgenic plants.},
  author={Gustavo Lucena G{\'o}mez and Vicente Pall{\'a}s},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={1041-9}
}
Viroids, small non-coding pathogenic RNAs, are able to induce RNA silencing, a phenomenon that has been associated with the pathogenesis and evolution of these small RNAs. It has been recently suggested that viroids may resist this plant defense mechanism. However, the simultaneous degradation of non-replicating full-length viroid RNA, and the resistance of mature forms of viroids to RNA silencing, have not been experimentally demonstrated. Transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana plants expressing a… CONTINUE READING