Mechanisms of plant resistance to viruses

  title={Mechanisms of plant resistance to viruses},
  author={Jennifer L. M. Soosaar and Tessa M Burch-Smith and S. Dinesh-Kumar},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • Jennifer L. M. Soosaar, Tessa M Burch-Smith, S. Dinesh-Kumar
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Plants have evolved in an environment rich with microorganisms that are eager to capitalize on the plants' biosynthetic and energy-producing capabilities. There are approximately 450 species of plant-pathogenic viruses, which cause a range of diseases. However, plants have not been passive in the face of these assaults, but have developed elaborate and effective defence mechanisms to prevent, or limit, damage owing to viral infection. Plant resistance genes confer resistance to various… CONTINUE READING

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