In article <9602282000.AA28303 at uranus.med.pitt.edu>, bap at MED.PITT.EDU
(Bruce Phillips) wrote:
> How does one vaccinate against tobacco mosaic virus? Do tobacco
> plants have sleeves to roll up?
Hmmm...I thought the injection was in the "fleshy" part - what IS the
plant equivalent of the gluteus maximus?
Seriously...I was taught that introduction of TMV into a plant could be
initiated by mixing an inoculum with an abrasive, like carborundum, and
creating a wound in the leaf.
Input from plant virologists? I would like to know if I'm completely
off-base on this (which would put my memories of my undergraduate days in
complete doubt ;-)
Karl the hepB guy
tyr-2 at bones.biochem.ualberta.ca