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Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2018

Volume 4 Issue 3

Sourcing viral silencing

Viruses can cause severe damage to infected plants but, in some plants, leaves can recover while still containing infectious, replicating virus. Tolerant leaves act as physiological sources of antiviral siRNAs to protect the rest of the plant.

See Kørner et al.

Image: M. Heinlein. Cover Design: Bethany Vukomanovic.


  • Editorial |

    On 28 March 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (EU) signalling the UK’s intention to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. How then, can scientific collaborations be maintained?

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News & Views

  • News & Views |

    Bacterial pathogens have a multitude of effectors that target plant host cells and promote disease. A case is made for a new suspect, phytate, as a target of a novel phytase activity for a type III effector of Xanthomonas.

    • Frank F. White
    • Jeffrey B. Jones
  • News & Views |

    Investigations of natural recovery in plants infected with oilseed rape mosaic virus unveil how secondary siRNAs mediate the attenuation of viral suppressors of RNA silencing and sink-to-source disease recovery.

    • Yu Huang
    • Yi Li




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