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Thomas Hohn

University of Basel | Switzerland

EMBO 1985 | FelC 96–99

Silencing and silencing suppression by DNA plant viruses

My interests are in virology, originally of bacteriophages, where I studied self-assembly and morphogenesis. Later I shifted to plant viruses, where I recognized the first plant pararetrovirus (CaMV) and detected special viral translation strategies. Recently I became interested in the topic of RNA-interference, silencing and silencing suppression. Privately I like snow, mountains, white water, foreign continents and photography.

Keywords: Plant retroviruses / translational control / silencing / plant virus interaction

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Plant Biology | RNA