Role of Defensive Antiviral Proteins from Higher Plants in the Management of Viral Diseases

Plants, animals, and other microorganisms are provided, in their genetic makeup, with a certain range of antimicrobial compounds

L. P. Awasthi

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Plants, animals, and other microorganisms are provided, in their genetic makeup, with a certain range of antimicrobial compounds
  • Many higher plants have developed a variety of defense systems to combat pathogen attack
  • which is essential for their survival
  • Some of these plants possess endogenous proteins that act as virus inhibitors
  • The viral inhibitors are well studied in Phytolacca americana
  • effective when mixed with the virus inoculum
  • Animals, and other microorganisms are provided, in their genetic makeup, with a certain range of antimicrobial compounds

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