TITLE

Grafting the Way to the Systemic Silencing Signal in Plants

AUTHOR(S)
Kalantidis, Kriton
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
PLoS Biology;Aug2004, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p0
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Grafting is an ancient technique used by farmers and gardeners to combine desired attributes of the rootstock with those of the donor plant shoot, or scion. Grafting essentially saved European wine-making: when the insect Dactylosphera vitifoliate devastated European grape-wine varieties over the course of the late 1800s and early 1900s, the varieties were saved by grafting them onto resistant rootstocks from the New World. RNA silencing refers to the phenomenon whereby specific gene transcript levels are reduced in the presence of a related RNA.
ACCESSION #
14163159

 

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