Viroids

Known as: Viroid, viruslike particle 
A group of pathogens comprising the smallest known agents of infectious disease. They are unencapsulated and are capable of replicating autonomously… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
The mutation rates of viroids, plant pathogens with minimal non-protein-coding RNA genomes, are unknown. Their replication is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
RNA silencing is a potent means of antiviral defense in plants and animals. A hallmark of this defense response is the production… (More)
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Although they induce symptoms in plants similar to those accompanying virus infections, viroids have unique structural… (More)
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Review
2004
Review
2004
Viroids are small, circular, single-stranded RNA molecules that cause several infectious plant diseases. Viroids do not encode… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Viroids and most viral satellites have small, noncoding, and highly structured RNA genomes. How they cause disease symptoms… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The low molecular weight fraction of tomato plants inoculated with potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) contains a population of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
On the basis of sequence homology a model is proposed for five structural and functional domains in viroids. These domains… (More)
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Review
1984
Review
1984
Experimental data concerning viroid-specific nucleic acids accumulating in tomato plants establish, together with earlier studies… (More)
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
After infection and a prolonged incubation period, the scrapie agent causes a degenerative disease of the central nervous system… (More)
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Highly Cited
1976
Highly Cited
1976
Viroids are uncoated infectious RNA molecules pathogenic to certain higher plants. Four different highly purified viroids were… (More)
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