tobacco mosaic virus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

tobacco mosaic virus

[tə¦bak·ō mō′zā·ik ‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
The type species of the genus Tobamovirus, it infects tobacco, tomato, and other solanaceous plants, causing defoliation and/or mosaic symptoms on leaves, stems, and fruit. Abbreviated TMV.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tobacco mosaic virus infection of transgenic Nicotiana tabacum plants is inhibited by antisense constructs directed at the 5' region of viral RNA.
Synthesis of tobacco mosaic virus in intact tobacco leaves systemically inoculated by differential temperature treatment.
1908), was able to show that tobacco mosaic virus contained, in addition to protein, a small quantity of ribonucleic acid (RNA).
To prevent tobacco mosaic virus, don't smoke around plants and wash hands thoroughly before handling them.
To make a tobacco plant churn out a human antibody, scientists isolate the antibody from the patient's tumor and put the antibody gene into a modified version of the tobacco mosaic virus.
If you produce your own plants from seed of resistant varieties or purchase plants from a local grower who sells only plants produced locally, you will avoid not only late blight but also fusarium and verticillium wilt fungus, tobacco mosaic virus, root knot nematode and other challenges.
The antiviral effect of tea tree oil against tobacco mosaic virus, a nonenveloped plant virus, has been reported previously (Bishop, 1995).
The F2 generation of an equally represented composite of three crosses between wilt-susceptible Connecticut broadleaf tobacco lines and the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)-resistant, wilt-resistant cultivar C2 (C2 x `Winn'; C2 x `Gogulski'; and C2 x `Gradowski') was selected for resistance under greenhouse and field conditions.
LSBC will improve its technology to permit the simultaneous production of multiple vaccine constituents on the surface of Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV), which the Company can propagate rapidly and economically in non-recombinant plants.
In experiments with tobacco mosaic virus RNA, almost 80 percent of the tobacco protoplasts were infected after electrical pulses, compared to less than 3 percent in an unshocked mixture of protoplasts and the RNA.