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Virus resistant plant cells

  1. Dec 1, 2006 #1
    My Bio textbook says that, by introducing the virus coat protein gene into a plant cell the cell becomes virus resistant. How is that possible?
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2006 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    For tobacco mosaic virus - this paper explains results:
    http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/99/6/3645

    In this case, the presence of some variants of the coat protein inhibit the production/effectiveness of the MP - mobilization protein - which in turn slows down the transmission of the virus from cell to cell.
     
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