Transmission of RNA silencing signal through grafting confers virus resistance from transgenically silenced tobacco rootstocks to non-transgenic tomato and tobacco scions

We examined the transmission of RNA silencing signal in non-transgenic tomato and tobacco scions grafted onto the tobacco Sd1 rootstocks, which is silenced in both NtTOM1 and NtTOM3 required for tobamovirus multiplication. When the non-transgenic tomato scions were grafted onto the Sd1 rootstocks, RT-PCR analysis of the scions showed the reduced level of… CONTINUE READING