Viruses can be sneaky. How do many get past plant cell defenses?

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Viruses can be sneaky. How do many get past plant cell defenses?

Plant Viruses:

Plant viruses, like all other viruses, cannot reproduce themselves and use the machinery of the infected host cell to replicate themselves. There are about 1000 plant viruses known to date. The first to be discovered was the Tobacco mosaic virus.

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Viruses get past the plant cell defenses by using vectors for transmission. The most common vectors used by plant viruses are the insects. Few...

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Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Structure and Function

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