Tombusvirus


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Tombusvirus

[′tam·bəs‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A genus of the family Tombusviridae; tomato bushy stunt virus is the type species. Also known as Tomato bushy stunt virus group.
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Tanaka Hall, postdoctoral researcher Jeffrey Vargason, and Hungarian colleagues Jozsef Burgyan and Gyorgy Szittly elucidate the nature of viral counterdefense by solving the crystal structure of a known silencing suppressor, the tombusvirus Carnation Italian ringspot virus (CIRV) p19 protein, in complex with a 21-nucleotide small interfering RNA (siRNA), the workhorse bit of nucleic acid that drives the silencing process.