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Viruses infecting rice and their transgenic control

Gaurav Kumar, Shweta Sharma and Indranil Dasgupta
from: Genes, Genetics and Transgenics for Virus Resistance in Plants (Edited by: Basavaprabhu L. Patil). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2018) Pages: 177-200.


Rice is one of the world's most important crop plants. About sixteen viruses are known to infect rice worldwide. These viruses are diverse in nature and differ from each other in their molecular organization, vector transmission, symptoms produced and geographical distribution. Transgenic expression of viral coat proteins and nucleic acids has been an effective strategy for virus control in many plant species. The same methods have also been used for rice to engineer resistance against a majority of the infecting viruses. This chapter describes the genomic organization and gene functions of the viruses infecting rice and the transgenic resistance reported against them read more ...
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