Plant RNA virus evolution

Marilyn J. Roossinck

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RNA viruses are the most common viruses of plants, and the evolution of these viruses has been studied both experimentally and phylogenetically. The basic molecular mechanisms for plant virus evolution are similar to those of other viruses, with some notable exceptions. Recent advances include new insights into the origins of plant viruses, analyses of quasispecies and mutation frequencies, population studies on field isolates and practical studies on the importance of virus evolution to agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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