Annual Review of Phytopathology (2016) 54, 55-78

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Kazuhiro Ishibashi and Masayuki Ishikawa (2016)
Replication of Tobamovirus RNA
Annual Review of Phytopathology 54, 55-78
Abstract: Tobacco mosaic virus and other tobamoviruses have served as models for studying the mechanisms of viral RNA replication. In tobamoviruses, genomic RNA replication occurs via several steps: (a) synthesis of viral replication proteins by translation of the genomic RNA; (b) translation-coupled binding of the replication proteins to a 5'-terminal region of the genomic RNA; (c) recruitment of the genomic RNA by replication proteins onto membranes and formation of a complex with host proteins TOM1 and ARL8; (d) synthesis of complementary (negative-strand) RNA in the complex; and (e) synthesis of progeny genomic RNA. This article reviews current knowledge on tobamovirus RNA replication, particularly regarding how the genomic RNA is specifically selected as a replication template and how the replication proteins are activated. We also focus on the roles of the replication proteins in evading or suppressing host defense systems.
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Database assignments for author(s): Masayuki Ishikawa

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
molecular biology - genes

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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Tobacco mosaic virus