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Advances in the Application of Virus-Induced Gene Silencing in Plants

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DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2019.109117    203 Downloads   580 Views


VIGS (Virus-induced gene silencing) can effectively silence target genes at the RNA level to investigate their functions. The virus vectors used for silencing are divided into three categories, DNA virus, RNA virus, and satellite virus, which can be used to silence the target genes in different species based on existing research. The genes used as markers for silencing system identification include PDS and PCNA. VIGS can be applied to some plants, in particular cash crops and fruit trees, to study their disease-resistance genes and genes related to growth and development to provide a basis for improving crop characteristics.

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Zhang, Y. , Chen, H. and Han, R. (2019) Advances in the Application of Virus-Induced Gene Silencing in Plants. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 10, 1649-1661. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2019.109117.

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