tobacco mosaic


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tobacco mosaic

[tə′bak·ō mō‚zā·ik]
(plant pathology)
Any of a complex of virus diseases of tobacco and other solanaceous plants in which the leaves are mottled with light- and dark-green patches, sometimes interspersed with yellow.
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The discovery of the causal agent of the tobacco mosaic disease.
Marys E, Ortega E, Carballo O, Ramis C (2004) Natural infection of Canavalia ensiformis with Tobacco mosaic virus in Venezuela.
Visualization by atomic force microscopy of tobacco mosaic virus movement protein-RNA complexes formed in vitro.
Localization, conjugation and function of salicylic acid in tobacco during the hypersensitive reaction to tobacco mosaic virus.
Complementary oligodeoxynucleotide mediated inhibition of tobacco mosaic virus RNA translation in vitro.
In just a month, however, Biosource used an engineered tobacco mosaic virus to make tobacco plants churn out large quantities of the antibody fragment.
If we knew how the plant relayed this molecular signal to these other, uninfected cells," Baker says, "we could reprogram the molecular circuitry - including perhaps that of the N gene - so that cells could harmlessly acquire resistance to other pathogens, not just to tobacco mosaic virus.
T or TMV indicates resistance to tobacco mosaic virus that affects tomatoes and peppers.
He prepared a quantity of tobacco mosaic virus (the first virus to be recognized as such by Beijerinck--see 1898) by growing tobacco and infecting it.
Tobacco mosaic virus can be transmitted by your hands, and it can cause withered leaves and stunted growth.
The GENEWARE system is widely recognized as one of the world's most potent, robust and effective plant-based gene expression systems and uses a specifically altered tobacco mosaic virus as a vehicle to carry a target protein.