Virus-induced gene-silencing in wheat spikes and grains and its application in functional analysis of HMW-GS-encoding genes

@inproceedings{Ma2012VirusinducedGI,
  title={Virus-induced gene-silencing in wheat spikes and grains and its application in functional analysis of HMW-GS-encoding genes},
  author={Meng Ma and Yan Yan and Li Huang and Ming-shun Chen and Huixian Zhao},
  booktitle={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2012}
}
The Barley stripe mosaic virus (BSMV)-based vector has been developed and used for gene silencing in barley and wheat seedlings to assess gene functions in pathogen- or insect-resistance, but conditions for gene silencing in spikes and grains have not been evaluated. In this study, we explored the feasibility of using BSMV for gene silencing in wheat spikes or grains. Apparent photobleaching on the spikes infected with BSMV:PDS at heading stage was observed after13 days post inoculation (dpi… CONTINUE READING