Barley Stripe Mosaic Virions Associated with Spindle Microtubules

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  13 Sep 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4155, pp. 957-958
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4155.957


Virions of barley stripe mosaic virus were observed attached to microtubules of the spindle apparatus. This phenomenon was found in barley cells undergoing meiosis and mitosis. The microtubules may be involved in the assembly and cell-to-cell transfer of the virus.