Viruses face a double defense by plant small RNAs

Waterhouse, P.M. & Fusaro, A.F. (2006) Viruses face a double defense by plant small RNAs. Science, 313(5783), pp. 54-55.

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Abstract

Plants fight viral infections with enzymes that digest viral RNA, but viruses retaliate with proteins that suppress these enzymes. To boost their antiviral response plants deploy enzymes with redundant functions.

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ID Code: 65836
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Enzymes, Functions, Plants (botany), RNA, Redundant functions, Viral infections, Viral RNA, Viruses, plant RNA, small interfering RNA, Arabidopsis protein, cell cycle protein, DCL1 protein, Arabidopsis, DCL2 protein, Arabidopsis, DCL4 protein, Arabidopsis, double stranded RNA, microRNA, ribonuclease, ribonuclease III, RNA induced silencing complex, virus protein, virus RNA, antiparasite defense, enzyme activity, plant, protein, viral disease, enzyme inhibition, plant defense, plant disease, priority journal, review, RNA degradation, RNA synthesis, virus infection, Arabidopsis, Carmovirus, drug antagonism, enzymology, genetics, metabolism, mutation, note, physiology, plant virus, RNA interference, RNA virus, virology, Arabidopsis Proteins, Cell Cycle Proteins, MicroRNAs, Plant Viruses, Ribonucleases, RNA Viruses, RNA, Double-Stranded, RNA, Plant, RNA, Small Interfering, RNA, Viral, RNA-Induced Silencing Complex, Viral Proteins
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130818
ISSN: 1095-9203
Subjects: 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: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 04:09
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 01:43

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