Nuclear import of the capsid protein of tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) in plant and insect cells.

@article{Kunik1998NuclearIO,
  title={Nuclear import of the capsid protein of tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) in plant and insect cells.},
  author={T Kunik and K Palanichelvam and Henryk H. Czosnek and Vitaly Citovsky and Yedidya Gafni},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={393-9}
}
The tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) found in Israel is a whitefly-transmitted monopartite geminivirus. Although geminiviruses have been found in the nuclei of phloem-associated cells, the mechanism of viral invasion is poorly understood. The possible role of the TYLCV capsid protein (CP), the only known component of the viral coat, in virus transport into the host cell nucleus was investigated by monitoring its specific nuclear accumulation in plant and insect cells. CP was fused to the… CONTINUE READING