Silencing of the AV2 gene by antisense RNA protects transgenic plants against a bipartite begomovirus

@article{Mubin2006SilencingOT,
  title={Silencing of the AV2 gene by antisense RNA protects transgenic plants against a bipartite begomovirus},
  author={Muhammad Mubin and Shahid Mansoor and Mazhar Hussain and Yusuf Zafar},
  journal={Virology Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
Whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses (genus Begomovirus) are phytopathogens that cause heavy losses to crops worldwide. Efforts to engineer resistance against these viruses are focused mainly on silencing of complementary-sense virus genes involved in virus replication. Here we have targeted a virion-sense gene (AV2) to develop resistance against Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus, a bipartite begomovirus prevalent throughout the Indian subcontinent. We show that tobacco plants transformed with an… CONTINUE READING

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