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What effects do plant viruses have on plants?


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2013-02-16 03:34:51
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Leaf curling, yellowing of veins and stunted plant growth.


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As with most viruses they can only accurately be identified under an electron microscope as they are extremely small (basically DNA with a protein shell). The effects of certain plant viruses can however been seen on certain plants. Tobacco Mosaic Virus for example is well known and the effects are seen as light, regular mottling on the leaves (mainly plants of the family Solonaceae - tobacco, tomato's, potato and petunia). This will eventually cause the plant to die. Other viruses for example can cause variegated foliage (sometimes a desirable characteristic in ornamental plants), although not all variations are caused by viruses. General symptoms included discoloured foliage, mottled foliage, faciation and stunting. Viruses cannot be cured and the plants should be removed and destroyed.

Possible a defense against viruses. Some viruses have proteases in their reproductive cycle.

Viruses can infect animals, plants and bacteria, and the attachments vary. In animal viruses: Animal cells have a cell membrane. Viruses attach to certain proteins in that membrane. In plant viruses: Plants can also be infected with viruses. Since they have cell walls, viruses attach to those when infecting plants. In bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria): Special viruses called bacteriophages attach to the cell walls of bacteria by way of proteins.

because the can kill plants by sucking the sap and vector plant viruses and diseases

Depending on the virus and the plant it can do anything from nothing to killing it in just a few days.

Aphids are garden bugs that suck sap from plants. If they suck the sap of an infected plant, they have the virus on them and then when they move to another plant and penetrate it to suck the sap, they can infect the second plant with the viruses on their faces and in their mouths.

it effects the growth of plants by killing the

It's the acid that effects plants

Plants have stronger cells walls. And viruses do spread to plants.

the effect saltwater has on most plants is that a bellend will grow out of the plants.

The plants are affected by viruses the same way as by animals.

Feeding on sap and vectoring viruses are what mealybugs do to plants. The two actions can render the food host plant unattractive and unhealthy.

A number of plant viruses occur: potato yellow dwarf, cherry leaf roll, tobacco-tomato mosaic (if you smoke wash your hands before handling tomato plants), and beet curly top are a few. Some viruses of plants don't harm them. One causes streaks of different colors in tulips.

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The most common way is carried by bugs, especially plant sucking bugs like aphids. They can also be spread plant to plant on uncleaned pruners or knives used on the plants.

Viruses are non~living, plants are. Viruses do not make their own food, plants do. Viruses don't use their own energy to grow, plants, once again, do.

Many things it gives the plant water and sunlight for it to go through photosynthesis. It has many effects on plants.

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Seeded plants are the most successful terrestrial plant. This is due to the seed/ovary protecting the immature plant from harm, and the positive effects of pollination.

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Acid has a big impact on plants because it burns through the leaves and the stem of that plant. And can cause it to die

Plant viruses have special proteins that allow them to enlarge the plasmodesmata and effect entry in this way.

The effects of water scarcity on plants are stunted growth, whithering and dying. To increase or accelerate those effects, should you wish to, simply uproot the plant.

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