Flexuous, threadlike particles in leaf cells of Echinocloa colonum infected with rice hoja blanca virus
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Kitajima, Elliot W.; Gálvez E., Guillermo E. 1973. Flexuous, threadlike particles in leaf cells of Echinocloa colonum infected with rice hoja blanca virus. Ciência e Cultura (Brasil). 25(10):979-982.
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Electron microscopic examination of thin section from rice hoja blanca virus (RHBV)-infected barnyard [Echinocloa colonum (L.) Link] revealed the occurrence of large masses of flexuous, tubular particles, 8-10 nm wide, both in the cytoplasm and nucleus. These inclusions were absent in cells from healthy plants. This observation is consistent with previous studies with RHBV-infected rice cells and viruliferous leafhopper vector (Sogatodes oryzicolus) tissues, and reinforces the view that these elongated particles represent the RHBV in situ