Host factors used by positive-strand RNA plant viruses for genome replication

Kiwamu Hyodo, Tetsuro Okuno

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Replication of positive-strand RNA [(+)RNA] viruses proceeds through well-orchestrated actions of both viral and host factors. Remarkable features of eukaryotic (+)RNA virus replication include hijacking of host factors by viral components and remodeling of intracellular membranes to establish the viral replication factory, where viral RNA is synthesized. Here we review recent progress in our understanding of how (+)RNA plant viruses use host factors to create favorable environments for viral RNA replication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-135
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of General Plant Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular membrane
  • Host factor
  • Plant virus
  • Positive-strand RNA virus
  • RNA replication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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