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brett brett at borcim.wustl.edu
Tue Jul 28 23:21:59 EST 1998

>I am trying to learn about TMV, especially whether it integrates into the
>genome at any point of its life cycle. Any pointers for good references?
>tacollet at alum.mit.edu

If you are refering to tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), I suggest you first look at
the genome of this virus.  What kind of molecule is it?  Then ask, where does
it replicate?  If you answer these questions, the answer to your question will
be obvious.  May I suggest a trip to the library to check out a basic virology
text.  I would recommend Bernie Field's book, but as an animal virologist I
realize it is woefully inadequate for plant virology.  Anyone else have a

Brett Lindenbach
brett at borcim.wustl.edu
Dept of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. "
     - Mark Twain

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