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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Trends in Biochemical Sciences|
|State||Published - May 1982|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology