Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) through the time

Gorišek, Matea (2009) Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) through the time. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Tobacco mosaic virus is one of the simplest and the best researched viruses in general. Its structure is very well known and many discoveries since the end of the 19th century, when the virus was discovered, represented a basis for development of molecular biology. Because of its simplicity, harmlessnes to man and availability in high concentrations, as an isolate from infected tobacco plants, TMV has proved to be very useful tool in studies of protein and RNA macromolecular structures. In this work, a review of TMV related discoveries through history has been presented, as well as its contributions to the development of molecular biology, structural biology and the newest possibility of use in medicine. Our body of knowledge on TMV is steadily growing. It is widely used in elucidating fundamental biological processes, especially in plants, it underlines development of new strategies in biomedical research, so we can expect that this historically important virus will continue to play a pivotal role in further scientific breakthroughs.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Škorić, Dijana
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 11:28
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3564

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