Revisiting cross-protection in the form of antagonism: the case of Papaya mosaic virus protecting papaya plants against Papaya ringspot virus

L. Silva-Rosales, P. Vargas, R. Alcalá-Briseño, K. Casarrubias
Cross-protection has been defined as the initial inoculation of a mild strain of a virus protecting plants against a severe strain. As the elucidation of the mechanisms that underlie this phenomenon evolves, we propose that this concept extends to the use of different species of viruses, where a mild species [Papaya mosaic virus (PapMV), a potexvirus] protects against other severe species [Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV), a potyvirus] in papaya plants.
Silva-Rosales, L., Vargas, P., Alcalá-Briseño, R. and Casarrubias, K. (2019). Revisiting cross-protection in the form of antagonism: the case of Papaya mosaic virus protecting papaya plants against Papaya ringspot virus. Acta Hortic. 1250, 55-62
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1250.9
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1250.9
cross-protection, mixed infections, PapMV, PRSV, viral antagonism
English
1250_9
55-62

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