Ins and Outs of Multipartite Positive-Strand RNA Plant Viruses: Packaging versus Systemic Spread
AbstractViruses possessing a non-segmented genome require a specific recognition of their nucleic acid to ensure its protection in a capsid. A similar feature exists for viruses having a segmented genome, usually consisting of viral genomic segments joined together into one viral entity. While this appears as a rule for animal viruses, the majority of segmented plant viruses package their genomic segments individually. To ensure a productive infection, all viral particles and thereby all segments have to be present in the same cell. Progression of the virus within the plant requires as well a concerted genome preservation to avoid loss of function. In this review, we will discuss the “life aspects” of chosen phytoviruses and argue for the existence of RNA-RNA interactions that drive the preservation of viral genome integrity while the virus progresses in the plant. View Full-Text
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Dall’Ara, M.; Ratti, C.; Bouzoubaa, S.E.; Gilmer, D. Ins and Outs of Multipartite Positive-Strand RNA Plant Viruses: Packaging versus Systemic Spread. Viruses 2016, 8, 228.
Dall’Ara M, Ratti C, Bouzoubaa SE, Gilmer D. Ins and Outs of Multipartite Positive-Strand RNA Plant Viruses: Packaging versus Systemic Spread. Viruses. 2016; 8(8):228.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dall’Ara, Mattia; Ratti, Claudio; Bouzoubaa, Salah E.; Gilmer, David. 2016. "Ins and Outs of Multipartite Positive-Strand RNA Plant Viruses: Packaging versus Systemic Spread." Viruses 8, no. 8: 228.
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