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Because plant cells are not identical to animal cells, plant viruses are significantly different from animal viruses in several ways. Continue reading
The distance between commensalism and pathogenesis in fungi is surprisingly small. Continue reading
When a virus infects a plant, a slient war rages, fought with RNA weapons. Continue reading
In this short and highly accessible article, Marilyn Roossinck provides an excellent primer for the non-initiated. Continue reading
This paper describes plant-based high-level expression of virus-like particles of BTV serotype 8. Continue reading
Getting RNA into cells is a major barrier to future theraputic approaches, so robust systems are urgently needed. Continue reading
Nepenthes pitchers are designed to provide anti-microbial conditions to prevent nutrient competition. Continue reading
It is a sad fact that a leading cause of infant mortality in developing countries continues to be from infectious diseases which are quite preventable. New technologies which can both deliver vaccines en mass and without the need for syringes, … Continue reading
Plant viruses are biotrophic pathogens that need living tissue for their multiplication and thus, in the infection-defence equilibrium, they do not normally cause plant death. In some instances virus infection may have no apparent pathological effect or may even provide … Continue reading