Suitability of different plant species for experimental agroinfection with Plum pox virus-based expression vector for potential production of edible vaccines

Acta Virol. 2022;66(1):95-97. doi: 10.4149/av_2022_111.ABSTRACTNine herbaceous plant species were tested for susceptibility to Plum pox virus (PPV) by Agrobacterium-mediated delivery of its infectious cDNA clone. Two of them became infected, namely spinach (local infection) and oilseed poppy (systemic infection). As a control, PPV infection was successfully established in plum seedlings following agroinfiltration, thus providing the first report of agroinfection in Prunus species. According to our results, oilseed poppy can be considered as a candidate host for the production of edible vaccines by a PPV-derived expression vector. Keywords: agroinfiltration; virus host; poppy; spinach.PMID:35380870 | DOI:10.4149/av_2022_111
Source: Acta Virologica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research