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Term Information

Accession
GO:0009616
Name
virus induced gene silencing
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
VIGS, virus-induced gene silencing
Alternate IDs
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Definition
Specific posttranscriptional gene inactivation ('silencing') both of viral gene(s), and host gene(s) homologous to the viral genes. This silencing is triggered by viral infection, and occurs through a specific decrease in the level of mRNA of both host and viral genes. Source: GOC:jl
Comment
Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is a RNA-mediated post-transcriptional gene silencing mechanism that protects plants against foreign gene invasion.
History
See term history for GO:0009616 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of virus induced gene silencing (GO:0009616)
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virus induced gene silencing [is_a relation] is_a  modulation by symbiont of RNA levels in host (GO:0052018)
virus induced gene silencing [is_a relation] is_a  cellular response to virus (GO:0098586)
virus induced gene silencing [is_a relation] is_a  innate immune response (GO:0045087)
virus induced gene silencing [is_a relation] is_a  defense response to virus (GO:0051607)
Children of virus induced gene silencing (GO:0009616)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
host cellular process involved in virus induced gene silencing (GO:0060144) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  virus induced gene silencing
DNA virus induced gene silencing (GO:0051215) [is_a relation] is_a  virus induced gene silencing
RNA virus induced gene silencing (GO:0051214) [is_a relation] is_a  virus induced gene silencing
host gene silencing in virus induced gene silencing (GO:0060146) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  virus induced gene silencing
viral gene silencing in virus induced gene silencing (GO:0060145) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  virus induced gene silencing
viral triggering of virus induced gene silencing (GO:0060150) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  virus induced gene silencing
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