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Tobacco Mosaic

  • Ervin H. Barnes

Abstract

Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is not a typical plant virus. It remains infectious in dried plant material for many years—longer than any other plant virus, can be diluted to 1:1,000,000 and can be heated to 90° C. for ten minutes and still remain infectious. Because of these characteristics, it is easily handled and is thus an excellent virus for the beginner. It has served well as a tool for virus investigations.

Keywords

Plant Material Plant Pathology Mosaic Virus Typical Plant Infected Plant 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ervin H. Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

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