Role of plant virus movement proteins.

  title={Role of plant virus movement proteins.},
  author={Michael Taliansky and Lesley Torrance and Natalia O. Kalinina},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Plant viruses spread from the initially infected cells to the rest of the plant in several distinct stages. First, the virus (in the form of virions or nucleic acid protein complexes) moves intracellularly from the sites of replication to plasmodesmata (PD, plant-specific intercellular membranous channels), the virus then transverses the PD to spread intercellularly (cell-to-cell movement). Long-distance movement of virus occurs through phloem sieve tubes. The processes of plant virus movement… CONTINUE READING