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Production of virus resistant plants

United States Patent

5,583,021
December 10, 1996
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A method of suppressing virus gene expression in plants using untranslatable plus sense RNA is disclosed. The method is useful for the production of plants that are resistant to virus infection.
Dougherty; William G. (Philomath, OR), Lindbo; John A. (Kent, WA)
The State of Oregon Acting by and Through the State Board of Higher (Eugene, OR)
08/ 271,829
July 7, 1994
This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG06-89-ER14047 from the Department of Energy, Grant No. DMB 89-02610 from the National Science Foundation and Grant No. 92-37303-7893, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.