YAYV60A at prodigy.com
Sun Jan 15 22:53:05 EST 1995
onenight at rain.org wrote:
>Please excuse a layman's question, but is there an incedence in
>where a plant virus can be transmitted to an animal?
>I appreciate your patience and any reply would be appreciated.
>one night in the rain
>onenight at rain.com
I'm a layman too, but I remember reading that animal viruses can have the
ability to cross-infect other species. I don't know if that would hold
for plant viruses, but I can see no reason why not if the virus utilizes
a substance common to both plants and animals. That does NOT mean
however, that the virus will be able to cause DISEASE in the cross-
infected species, but it may also be possible for the virus to develop
the ability to cause disease in its new host.
Hope this helps.
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