Plant Viral Vectors: CaMV as an Experimental Tool

  • Richard C. Gardner
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 26)


Viruses provide natural examples of genetic engineering, since viral infection of a cell results in the addition of new genetic material which is expressed in the host. In both microbial and mammalian systems, viruses have played important roles in vector development, so it is not unexpected that plant viruses are considered as candidates for plant gene vectors. Additional genetic material incorporated into the genome of a plant virus might be replicated and expressed in the plant cell along with the other viral genes.


Viral Vector Plant Virus Cauliflower Mosaic Virus Experimental Tool Inclusion Body Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Gardner
    • 1
  1. 1.Calgene Inc.DavisUSA

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