Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) is one of the most destructive citrus virus diseases in the world. The construction of an engineered antibody, EMBL accession number AJ278109, able to specifically recognize its antigen, i.e. the coat protein of CTV, directly on infected plant material without any purification or manipulation of the entire woody plant. The potential uses of this engineered antibody are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science
Galeffi, P., Giunta, G., Guida, S., & Cantale, C. (2002). Engineering of a single chain variable fragment antibody specific for the Citrus tristeza virus and its expression in Escherichia coli and Nicotiana tabacum. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 108(5), 479 - 483. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1016011424499