Plant viruses that infect animals

Ana-rene Bolton YAYV60A at
Wed Jan 18 22:43:25 EST 1995

bap at MED.PITT.EDU (Bruce Phillips) wrote:
>	Maybe old age is overcoming me but I can't recall a single plant
>virus that can naturally infect animals.  Is there an example?

As I understand it, (and I am NOT an expert, so PLEASE contradict me if I 
am wrong) a virus MIGHT (learn to) infect any host that can give it 
sustenance.  Whether the infection will cause ILLNESS in that host is 
another matter.  


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