Definition of Tobacco mosaic

1. Noun. A plant disease causing discoloration of the leaves of tobacco plants.

Generic synonyms: Mosaic

Definition of Tobacco mosaic

1. Noun. A particular RNA virus (of genus ''Tobamovirus'') that infects plants, especially tobacco and other members of the family ''Solanaceae'', causing characteristic patterns of mottling and discoloration on the leaves. ¹

2. Noun. A disease of tobacco plants, characterized by mottled leaves, caused by this virus ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tobacco Mosaic

tobacco anionic peroxidase
tobacco budworm
tobacco heart
tobacco hornworm
tobacco industry
tobacco juice
tobacco mildew
tobacco mosaic (current term)
tobacco mosaic virus
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

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"Some recent investigations of tobacco mosaic disease ... made by Hunger, seem to prove that tobacco mosaic disease there is transmitted from diseased to ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. Application of Rflp & Rapd Molecular Technologies to Plant Breeding: A edited by Andrew Kalinski (1994)

5. 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. ..."

6. Flue-Cured Tobacco: The Complete Handbook by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"tobacco mosaic This problem is caused by a virus and is the most contagious ... The virus that causes tobacco mosaic is a large, complex chemical molecule ..."

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