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Plant Virology Delivers Diverse Toolsets for Biotechnology

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Fujian University Key Laboratory for Plant-Microbe Interaction, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Genetics, Breeding and Multiple Utilization of Crops, College of Agriculture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Root Biology Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759, USA
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Received: 7 November 2020 / Accepted: 19 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Application of Viruses to Biotechnology)
Over a hundred years of research on plant viruses has led to a detailed understanding of viral replication, movement, and host–virus interactions. The functions of vast viral genes have also been annotated. With an increased understanding of plant viruses and plant–virus interactions, various viruses have been developed as vectors to modulate gene expressions for functional studies as well as for fulfilling the needs in biotechnology. These approaches are invaluable not only for molecular breeding and functional genomics studies related to pivotal agronomic traits, but also for the production of vaccines and health-promoting carotenoids. This review summarizes the latest progress in these forefronts as well as the available viral vectors for economically important crops and beyond. View Full-Text
Keywords: plant virus; viroid; viral vector; virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS); CRISPR/Cas9; genome editing; carotenoid biosynthesis; vaccine; circular RNA plant virus; viroid; viral vector; virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS); CRISPR/Cas9; genome editing; carotenoid biosynthesis; vaccine; circular RNA
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Wang, M.; Gao, S.; Zeng, W.; Yang, Y.; Ma, J.; Wang, Y. Plant Virology Delivers Diverse Toolsets for Biotechnology. Viruses 2020, 12, 1338. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/v12111338

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Wang M, Gao S, Zeng W, Yang Y, Ma J, Wang Y. Plant Virology Delivers Diverse Toolsets for Biotechnology. Viruses. 2020; 12(11):1338. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/v12111338

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Wang, Mo, Shilei Gao, Wenzhi Zeng, Yongqing Yang, Junfei Ma, and Ying Wang. 2020. "Plant Virology Delivers Diverse Toolsets for Biotechnology" Viruses 12, no. 11: 1338. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/v12111338

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