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Fri Sep 10 08:50:31 EST 1993

In article <Pine.3.07.9309091406.A5938-8100000 at minerva>
ronmicj at MINERVA.CIS.YALE.EDU ("Michael J. Ronemus") writes:
>    Does anyone know of a DNA virus which can replicate in Arabidopsis? 
>If so, I'd like any information available.  Thanks a lot.
Cauliflower mosaic virus, whose particles contain 8kbp of ds DNA, readily
infects Arabidopsis.
See E. Balazs & G. Lebeurier (1981)  Arab. Info. Serv. 18: 130-134 or
U. Melcher (1989) Bot. Gaz. 150:139-147 or
S. M. Leisner et al. (1993) Plant Cell 5:191-202.

Depending on your reason for asking, there may be a problem with this answer
since CaMV is a caulimovirus, a pararetrovirus that replicates by reverse
transcription of an RNA intermediate.

Ulrich Melcher
Okla. State Univ.
Stillwater OK USA

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