Tobacco Mosaic Virus and the History of Molecular Biology

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The history of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) includes many firsts in science, beginning with its being the first virus identified. This review offers an overview of a history of research on TMV, with an emphasis on its close connections to the emergence and development of molecular biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-55
Number of pages17
JournalAnnual review of virology
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Virology


  • crystallography
  • genetic code
  • JamesWatson
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • tobacco mosaic virus,Wendell Stanley


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