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Role of Aptamers in Plant Defense Mechanism Against Viral Diseases

  • Pawan K. Yadav
  • Sunil Kumar
  • Sanjay Yadav
  • Sandeep Kumar


The diseases of plants caused by viruses are always in main concern for researchers because they reduced the yield and quality of food grains or horticultural products like fruits, vegetables and flowers which will leads a major economic loss of agricultural stakeholders. Presently there is no direct control strategy for viral infection in plants. Advancement in technology leads a novel approach which uses peptide aptamers for controlling plant virus. This technology is effective because the peptide aptamers are specific and binds directly with the capsid protein (CP), nucleoproteins (N) and movement proteins (MP) and affect viral replication machinery of plant virus. In this chapter, we reviewed the about role of peptide aptamers for inhibiting the viral infection in plants.


Capsid Food grains Horticultural Peptide aptamers Viral replication Viral infection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pawan K. Yadav
    • 1
  • Sunil Kumar
    • 2
  • Sanjay Yadav
    • 3
  • Sandeep Kumar
    • 4
  1. 1.Lecturer in BiologyGSSS Ferozepur JhirkaNuhIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyCRA Memorial Jat CollegeHisarIndia
  3. 3.Haryana Kisan AyogPanchkulaIndia
  4. 4.Department of Genetics and Plant BreedingCCS HAUHissarIndia

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