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Table 1 Comparison of initial infectivity for agro-infiltration versus mechanical inoculation

From: Improving initial infectivity of the Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) infectious clone by an mini binary vector via agro-infiltration

Virus Inoculation method Systemic leaf Initial infectivity (%)c
TuMV-GFP A.I.a 10/10 100
M.I.b 1/10 10
TuMV-GK A.I. 8/15 53.3
M.I. 1/10 10
  1. aA.I., the inoculation method was applied by agro-infiltration with pBD-TuMV-GFP or pBD-TuMV-GK on N. benthamiana plants. bM.I., individual lesions on C. quinoa plants infected with pBD-TuMV-GFP or pBD-TuMV-GK were collected and used as inocula for mechanical inoculation. cNumber of infected plants as a percentage of the total plant population. The virus infection was analyzed by ELISA at 12 dpi.