bap at MED.PITT.EDU (Bruce Phillips) wrote:
>>> Maybe old age is overcoming me but I can't recall a single plant
> virus that can naturally infect animals. Is there an example?
Caulimoviruses (cauliflower mosaic) and badnaviruses (mommelina yellow mottle)
are transmitted by aphids and mealybugs. In this case,
do the viruses grow in the insect tissues? If so, then these might
be examples of plant viruses naturally infecting animals.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Arizona