Tag Archives: viroids

Viroids: Survivors from the RNA World?

A new review in Annual Review of Microbiology gives an excellent introduction to viroids. Continue reading

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Beating viroids at their own game

Viroids are the smallest known infectious agents and casuse a variety of diseases in crop plants. Viroid-specific small RNAs could be a way to beat them by gene silencing. Continue reading

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The Biology of Viroid-Host Interactions

With an amazingly small genome size (250–400 nt) and simple structure, viroids are giants in terms of functional versatility in the world of RNA. Without encoding proteins to provide specific functions and without being protected in a protein or membrane … Continue reading

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