Plant viruses with genomes of single-stranded DNA

Alan J. Howarth, Robert M. Goodman

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The geminiviruses, a newly discovered group of plant viruses, have circular, single-stranded DNA as their genome. The nucleocapsids are isometric units bonded together in pairs. Geminiviruses are among the smallest autonomously-replicating viruses known. For this and other reasons, the geminiviruses are of considerable fundamental interest in studies of plant molecular genetics and the molecular basis of plant disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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