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Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Laura Jesse

Laura Jesse

  Laura Jesse
Extension Program Specialist

327 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-0589

 

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Whitham Lab

Plant Viruses Reprogram the Expression of Plant Genes

"The vast majority of plant viruses are very simple entities comprising a nucleic acid genome encoding from 4 to 10 proteins needed for multiplication, systemic spread within the host plant, and transmission to a new plant. Since the late 1800’s viruses have been recognized as significant pathogens on plants, and they lead to numerous diseases that cause significant yield losses in a variety of crops. " Read More