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A new study by Dr. Karen-Beth Scholthof and her husband Dr. Herman Scholthof, to be published in the January issue of Virology, shows that plant viruses may work like a trucking service loaded to carry freight to its destination.

“The idea is to have a virus do something good for us, like express a foreign protein and carry genetic information into a cell,” said Herman Scholthof. The Scholthofs are plant virologists with AgriLife Research.

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