Pathogen-induced systemic DNA rearrangement in plants.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Infection of tobacco plants with tobacco mosaic virus and oilseed rape mosaic virus was shown to induce a threefold increase in homologous DNA recombination in non-infected tissues. Grafting experiments by Igor Kovalchuk et al. demonstrated that this increase was mediated by a systemic recombination signal that traveled ahead of the virus. A similar increase in DNA recombination was also observed in the progeny of the infected plants, indicating that pathogen-induced recombination can lead to heritable adaptations to environmental stresses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dong, X

Published Date

  • February 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 60 - 61

PubMed ID

  • 15106587

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1360-1385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tplants.2003.12.002


  • eng