The Structure, Expression, Functions and Possible Exploitation of Geminivirus Genomes

  • J. W. Davies
  • R. Townsend
  • J. Stanley
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


The geminiviruses are single-stranded (ss) DNA viruses with genomes comprising one or two circles of 2.5–3.0Kb. The biological and molecular properties of some members of the group have been reviewed recently (Harrison, 1985; Stanley and Davies, 1985; Stanley, 1985). The number of known viruses is increasing as a consequence of intensifying interest in the group. Three main areas of research offer particularly exciting possibilities.


Mosaic Virus Coat Protein Coat Protein Gene Chloramphenicol Acetyl Transferase Maize Streak Virus 
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  • J. W. Davies
    • 1
  • R. Townsend
    • 1
  • J. Stanley
    • 1
  1. 1.John Innes InstituteNorwichUK

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