|Editor's Pick by
Dr. Gary Stacey, MPMI Editor-in-Chief
In the July issue of MPMI
, Lewsey et al. report that the Cucumber mosaic virus
(CMV) 2b protein, a known viral suppressor of RNA silencing, inhibited jasmonic acid signaling but appeared to prime, through an unknown mechanism, induction of salicylic acid biosynthesis. The authors propose that CMV suppression of JA signaling may have evolved to favor aphid transmission of the virus. Read more...
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