Tobacco Mosaic

  • Ervin H. Barnes


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.


Plant Material Plant Pathology Mosaic Virus Typical Plant Infected Plant 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

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

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