tobacco mosaic virus

tobacco mosaic virus
Mosaic Mo*sa"ic, n. [F. mosa["i]que; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. ?, ?, L. musivum; all fr. Gr. ? belonging to the Muses. See {Muse} the goddess.] 1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; -- called also {mosaic work}. [1913 Webster]

2. A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic. [1913 Webster]

3. Something resembling a mosaic[1]; something made up of different pieces, fitted together by design to form a unified composition. [PJC]

{aerial mosaic} An aerial photograph of a large area, made by carefully fitting together aerial photographs of smaller areas so that the edges match in location, and the whole provides a continuous image of the larger area. Called also

{mosaic map} and {photomosaic}.

{mosaic virus} A type of plant virus that causes green and yellow mottling of leaves of a plant. A much-studied type is the {tobacco mosaic virus}, affecting the tobacco plant. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tobacco mosaic virus — Electron micrograph of TMV particles stained to enhance visibility at 160,000x magnification Virus classification Group …   Wikipedia

  • Tobacco mosaic virus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Tobacco mosaic virus Un monómero de la cápside de la variante larga del TMV …   Wikipedia Español

  • tobacco mosaic virus — n. any of a group of RNA viruses affecting tobacco, tomatoes, and various other plants, causing a disease (tobacco mosaic) characterized by yellowish to dark green mottling of the leaves …   English World dictionary

  • tobacco mosaic virus — tobacco mosaic virus. См. вирус табачной мозаики. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Tobacco mosaic virus — Tabakmosaikvirus TMV unter dem Elektronenmikroskop Systematik Reich: Viren Baltimore K. ((+)ssRNA Viren) IV …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tobacco mosaic virus — noun Date: 1914 a single stranded RNA virus (species Tobacco mosaic virus of the genus Tobamovirus) that occurs worldwide and causes mosaic disease in plants (as tobacco and tomato) especially of the nightshade family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tobacco mosaic virus — noun the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑TMV • Hypernyms: ↑plant virus …   Useful english dictionary

  • tobacco mosaic virus — noun a virus that causes mosaic disease in tobacco, much used in biochemical research …   English new terms dictionary

  • tobacco mosaic virus — Plant RNA virus, the first to be isolated. Consists of a single central strand of RNA (a helix of 6500 nucleotides) enclosed within a coat consisting of 2130 identical capsomeres that, in the absence of the RNA, will self assemble into a cylinder …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • tobacco mosaic virus — noun a virus that infects plants, especially tobacco, causing mottling of the leaves. Also, TMV …   Australian English dictionary

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