Viroids

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    • #667
      Plavin
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      Hi everyone, I was wondering if some viroids are soil-bourne, and if there are soil borne ones… some examples of them or what they are called. Thanks!

    • #21300
      Plavin
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      Does anyone know anything about viroids? Maybe some good articles?

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      b_d_41501
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      Viroids are actually pretty simple. Viroids are infectious agents composed exclusively of a single piece of circular single stranded RNA which has some double-stranded regions. Viroids mainly cause plant diseases but have recently been reported to cause a human disease. Catalytic RNAs are those that have the intrinsic ability to break and form covalent bonds; Viroids are catalytic RNA’s (ribozymes) that cleave RNA to produce fragments containing a 5′-hydroxyl and a 2′, 3′-cyclic phosphate. I do believe that the Wheat (soil-borne) mosaic virus is indeed a soil-borne viroid. Here is a website of any and every virus that you are probably likely to come into contact with ever: http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/Big_Vir … sList.html

    • #23538
      MrMistery
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      Oh my god!!! I wonder if there is a virus on earth that is not on that list!!! 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    • #23583
      b_d_41501
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      Lol, I surely hope not. Because if there is, there’s gonna be a really bad pandemic. lol

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