Viruses 2009, 1(3), 1325-1350; doi:10.3390/v1031325
Review

Satellite RNAs and Satellite Viruses of Plants

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Received: 28 October 2009; in revised form: 7 December 2009 / Accepted: 7 December 2009 / Published: 18 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Subviral RNAs)
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Abstract: The view that satellite RNAs (satRNAs) and satellite viruses are purely molecular parasites of their cognate helper viruses has changed. The molecular mechanisms underlying the synergistic and/or antagonistic interactions among satRNAs/satellite viruses, helper viruses, and host plants are beginning to be comprehended. This review aims to summarize the recent achievements in basic and practical research, with special emphasis on the involvement of RNA silencing mechanisms in the pathogenicity, population dynamics, and, possibly, the origin(s) of these subviral agents. With further research following current trends, the comprehensive understanding of satRNAs and satellite viruses could lead to new insights into the trilateral interactions among host plants, viruses, and satellites.
Keywords: satellite RNA; satellite virus; replication; RNA silencing; pathogenicity
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Hu, C.-C.; Hsu, Y.-H.; Lin, N.-S. Satellite RNAs and Satellite Viruses of Plants. Viruses 2009, 1, 1325-1350.

AMA Style

Hu C-C, Hsu Y-H, Lin N-S. Satellite RNAs and Satellite Viruses of Plants. Viruses. 2009; 1(3):1325-1350.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Hu, Chung-Chi; Hsu, Yau-Heiu; Lin, Na-Sheng. 2009. "Satellite RNAs and Satellite Viruses of Plants." Viruses 1, no. 3: 1325-1350.


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