Plant Transformation to Confer Resistance Against Virus Infection

  • Roger N. Beachy
Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)


Genetic transformation of crop plants to improve production and value are targets for many scientists in both university and private company laboratories. Several years ago the results of experiments was described which demonstrated that it was possible to produce virus resistant transgenic plants by expressing a gene that encoded virus capsid protein (Powell-Abel et al., 1986). Although seeds containing resistance genes have not yet reached the market place, the potential impact on crop production may be substantial.


Transgenic Plant Tobacco Mosaic Virus Potato Virus Cucumber Mosaic Virus Plant Line 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger N. Beachy
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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