Characterization and preliminary mapping of cauliflower mosaic virus transcripts. Academic Article uri icon


  • Using Northern blot analysis we have studied the transcription of the CM4-184 Ga. strain of cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) DNA. This analysis reveals that this CaMV strain, like the Cabb-BS and the Cabb B-JI strains, produces both a genomic length transcript and a 1900-nucleotide (nt) transcript during infection. In addition, we detect an 1800-nt PA+ transcript mapping primarily to the EcoRI-c region of the virus, and three apparent minor viral-specific PA + RNAs of 4900, 4500, and 4300 nt. We also report the presence of two small viral single-stranded DNAs produced during infection, and show that both DNAs are derived from the EcoRI-b region of the virus.

published proceedings

  • Gene

author list (cited authors)

  • Condit, C., Hagen, T. J., McKnight, T. D., & Meagher, R. B.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Condit, C||Hagen, TJ||McKnight, TD||Meagher, RB

publication date

  • January 1983

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