By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper scheduled to appear in the March issue of the Journal of General Virology, Japanese and Australian researchers report that they have successfully tracked the genetic changes that occur when a plant virus called the turnip mosaic virus makes the leap from its usual turnip host to the radish plant.

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