Definition of Tobacco mosaic virus

1. Noun. The widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892).

Exact synonyms: Tmv
Generic synonyms: Plant Virus

Medical Definition of Tobacco mosaic virus

1. Plant RNA virus, the first to be isolated. Consists of a single central strand of RNA (a helix of 6500 nucleotides) enclosed within a coat consisting of 2130 identical capsomeres that, in the absence of the RNA, will self assemble into a cylinder similar to the normal virus but of indeterminate length. Causes mottling of the leaves of the tobacco plant. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tobacco Mosaic Virus

tobacco anionic peroxidase
tobacco budworm
tobacco heart
tobacco hornworm
tobacco industry
tobacco juice
tobacco mildew
tobacco mosaic
tobacco mosaic virus (current term)
tobacco mosaic virus replicase
tobacco mosaic virus satellite
tobacco moth
tobacco pipe
tobacco pipes
tobacco pouch
tobacco shop
tobacco smoke pollution
tobacco thrips
tobacco use disorder
tobacco user
tobacco water
tobacco wilt

Literary usage of Tobacco mosaic virus

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"After infection with tobacco mosaic virus, acidic and basic beta-, 3-glucanases are induced in the inoculated and virus-free leaves of the plant. ..."

2. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"... Promoters; Rna polymerase; Transcription Abstract: tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) produces large quantities of RNA and protein on infection of plant cells. ..."

3. Viral Resistance in Plants/Viral Coat Proteins: Bibliography-January 91-July 96 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"M65 tobacco mosaic virus elicitor coat protein genes produce a hypersensitive phenotype in transgenic Nicotiana sylvestris plants. ..."

4. Rice Genetics IV by Gurdev S. Khush, D. S. Brar, Bill Hardy (2001)
"Plants transformed with a tobacco mosaic virus nonstructural gene sequence are ... Reduction of tobacco mosaic virus accumulation in transgenic plants ..."

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