Defense and counterdefense in the plant world

Waterhouse, P. M. (2006) Defense and counterdefense in the plant world. Nature Genetics, 38(2), pp. 138-139.

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An important role of RNA interference (RNAi)-like pathways in plants is defense against viral infection. Viruses can overcome this defense by expressing proteins that suppress the pathway. A new study of Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection reveals that this plant pathogen, although a bacterium, also induces and then suppresses the host RNAi response. © 2006 Nature Publishing Group.

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ID Code: 65834
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: RNA, gene repression, nonhuman, plant genetics, priority journal, protein expression, Rhizobium radiobacter, RNA interference, short survey, virus infection, Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial, Plant Tumors, Rhizobium, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Bacteria (microorganisms)
DOI: 10.1038/ng0206-138
ISSN: 1061-4036
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > GENETICS (060400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > PLANT BIOLOGY (060700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Nature Publishing Group
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 04:20
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2014 07:28

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