plant virus

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plant virus - a plant pathogen that is a virus consisting of a single strand of RNA
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
TMV, tobacco mosaic virus - the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892)
viroid, virusoid - the smallest of viruses; a plant virus with its RNA arranged in a circular chromosome without a protein coat
onion yellow-dwarf virus - the virus that produces stunting and yellowing of the leaves of onion plants
potato yellow-dwarf virus - the virus that produces stunting and yellowing of the leaves of potato plants
References in periodicals archive ?
In Handbook of Plant Virus Infection and Comparative Diagnosis, pp: 879-910.
Instead of destroying its leafy hosts, one common plant virus takes a more backhanded approach to domination.
The Nexgen Plants technology is based on the identification of a new class of small plant virus RNA molecules involved in modulating a plant's defense response to virus attack.
Department of Agriculture showed that a plant virus -- tobacco ringspot virus -- is now infecting commercial honeybees, Berenbaum said.
Cellular factors in plant virus movement: at the leading edge of macromolecular trafficking in plant.
The stem cells are nestled into a nanotopography defined by the plant virus, and within that nanotopography the cells make contact with the variety of chemical groups on the viral surface.
They used a plant virus to boost the activity of a gene that naturally occurs in rice.
The topics include induced systematic resistance and plant responses to fungal biocontrol agents, cellular remodeling during plant virus infection, the current epidemiological understanding of citrus huanglongbing, companion planting to manage parasitic plants, phytoviruses and the digital revolution, quantitative disease resistance and quantitative resistance loci in breeding, Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis as a pathogen model, the ecology of plant and free-living nematodes in natural and agricultural soil, and studying plant-pathogen interactions in the genomics era.
And some varieties of squash and papaya have been engineered with plant virus genes that make them resistant to those particular plant viruses.
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) has patented a method for inserting Mucin peptide epitopes into the coat protein of a plant virus (e.