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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These proteins were first identified in tobacco leaf extracts when the plant was infected with tobacco mosaic virus [115].
Beijerinck[acute accent]s work on tobacco mosaic virus: historical context and legacy.
Las membranas electrotransferidas conteniendo la proteina de capside viral se incubaron con los anticuerpos policlonales (0,1ng/ml) contra los siguientes virus (American Type Culture Collection ATCC, Rockville, Maryland, EEUU): TMV (Tobacco mosaic virus), ORSV (Odontoglosum ringspot), CGMMV (Cucumber green mottle mosaic), PMMV (Pepper mild mosaic), FrMV (Frangipani mosaic) y KGMMV (Kyuri green mottle mosaic).
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.
This role reversal stems from the ability of a well-studied pathogen, the tobacco mosaic virus, to force an infected plant to mass-produce the proteins of the virus.
Suttons produces Buffalo, a beefsteak tomato great for slicing and resistant to greenback, certain root rots - and tobacco mosaic virus.
ADRIENNE SAYS: There is a virus called Tobacco Mosaic which affects tobacco, snapdragons, petunias, potatoes and tomatoes.
Called tobacco mosaic virus, or TMV, the microbe causes some vulnerable plants to form an unhealthy mosaic of yellow-and-green splotches on their leaves.
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.