Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Examination of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Sugarcane Mosaic Virus as VIGS and VOX vectors in Zea mays
by Mohr, Isaiah, M.S., University of California, Davis, 2019, 78; 13899707
Abstract (Summary)

Global climate change necessitates development of new tools to preserve food security for an ever-growing national and global human population. Biotic means of protecting corn (maize, Zea mays) from increasingly frequent and unpredictable biotic and abiotic stresses are one such tool to master and deploy, either to complement or supplant traditional methods of chemical applications and directed breeding. Plant viruses and their insect vectors are ideal candidates for development, as viral infection of maize can be used to effect beneficial transcriptional change while otherwise minimally effecting crop growth and development. Here, we show evidence that two viruses, Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) have the potential to be effective vectors for virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) and virus gene overexpression (VOX) in maize.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dinesh-Kumar, Savithramma
Commitee: Casteel, Clare, Bostock, Richard
School: University of California, Davis
Department: Plant Biology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/8(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Botany, Virology, Plant sciences
Keywords: Cucumber Mosaic Virus, PDS, Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, VIGS, VOX, Zea maize
Publication Number: 13899707
ISBN: 9781658422550
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