Messenger RNA for the coat protein of tobacco mosaic virus

@article{Hunter1976MessengerRF,
  title={Messenger RNA for the coat protein of tobacco mosaic virus},
  author={Tony R. Hunter and Tim Hunt and John Knowland and David Zimmern},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1976},
  volume={260},
  pages={759-764}
}
TMV RNA is not an efficient template for translation of the viral coat protein, in spite of containing nucleo-tide sequences coding for the protein. Efficient translation requires the prior synthesis within infected cells of a smaller RNA carrying only a portion of the information encoded in the whole genome. 

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