Signalling Between Plants and Viruses

  • R. S. S. Fraser
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 51)


The interactions between plants and their viruses form a special model system within the Nato Programme on Cell-to-cell Signalling in Plants and Animals. Clearly, the virus side of the pairing is not cellular. But plants and viruses recognize each other by the interactions between virus- and plant-coded molecules. These can directly affect pathogenesis, or can send signals which condition the subsequent development of the infection and the host response. The subject was discussed at a Nato Advanced Research Workshop on ‘Recognition and Response in Plant-Virus Interactions’ in April 1989 (1).


Coat Protein Tobacco Mosaic Virus Cucumber Mosaic Virus Plant Virus Recognition Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. S. Fraser
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  1. 1.AFRC Institute of Horticultural ResearchLittlehampton, West SussexUK

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