Special Issue "Advances in Gene Technology and Resistance to Viruses"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
In recent years, gene technology has opened up many opportunities for handling with virus epidemics. Plants have been constructed to express antiviral proteins and antiviral RNAs, and some of these plants have passed regulatory control and are currently being grown in fields: virus-resistant root stocks have been constructed to protect grapes; transformed bone marrow cells have become an efficient weapons against AIDS; vaccines can be efficiently produced in plants; modified viruses are used to cope with insect pests. Although public acceptance of these technologies is currently often a problem, the future will certainly open many opportunities to foster health and help to provide sufficient food for the world’s population. This issue aim to collect original research publications on the most recent biotechnological advances in these fields.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hohn
Associate Editor, Section 'Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protoza'
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- virus resistance
- gene technology
- RNA silencing