Subcellular localization of viroids in highly purified nuclei from tomato leaf tissue.


Approximately 95% of the viroid RNA which is present in potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV)-infected tomato plant leaf issue, is associated with the nucleolar fraction obtained from purified nuclei. Viroids were released from the nucleolar fraction by increasing the ionic strength of the medium to 0.66 suggesting that viroid RNA is present in these… (More)