Seminar Series Plant Sciences Wageningen UR
Date: Tuesday May 12th, 2015
Time: 15.30 - 17.00 h
Venue: Wageningen University Campus, Radix Building, Building 107, Room W01, ground floor Radix-West, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen.
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Topic to be discussed: 'Into the Battle between Plants and Viruses, but what about EVEs?'
Richard Kormelink (Wageingen UR - Virology)
Monique van Oers (Wageningen UR - Virology)
Once viruses have entered their plant host, they hijack the entire cell machinery to multiply and disseminate. During this process they encounter host defense responses that aim to clear a viral invasion. A view will be given into the battle of two important plant viruses, i.e. the Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) with their host and emphasized on antiviral RNAi and dominant R-genes. What does this knowledge tell us about viral sequences that have become integrated into host genomes, so-called endogenous viral elements (EVEs)? Is there a biological benefit for the host?