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The Great Escape: How a Plant DNA Virus Hijacks an Imprinted Host Gene to Avoid Silencing

Plant viruses are a major threat to global food security. The large family of geminiviruses has a broad pathogenic impact on economically important crops such as maize, tomato, and cassava and causes millions of tons of losses per year worldwide (Rojas et al., 2005). Geminiviruses possess a circular…