Robert Henry Symons

1963-2000 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
structure, function and replication of plant viruses, viroids and virusoids
"Robert Henry Symons"

(1934 - 2006)
DOI: 10.1098/rsbm.2008.0012

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Francis J. R. Hird grad student 1960 University of Melbourne (Microtree)
 (The metabolism of glucose and fatty acids by tissues of the sheep with particular reference to ketone body formation.)
Roy Markham post-doc 1961-1962 Cambridge
Paul Berg research scientist 1971 Stanford
 (NIH Fellowship)
Frederick Sanger research scientist 1978 MRC-LMB
 (Royal Society Bursary)


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Peter Palukaitis grad student 1981 University of Adelaide (Cell Biology Tree)
James P. Haseloff grad student 1983 University of Adelaide (Plant Biology Tree)
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Shi BJ, Symons RH, Palukaitis P. (2009) Stability and competitiveness of interviral recombinant RNAs derived from a chimeric cucumovirus. Virus Research. 140: 216-21
Shi BJ, Symons RH, Palukaitis P. (2008) The cucumovirus 2b gene drives selection of inter-viral recombinants affecting the crossover site, the acceptor RNA and the rate of selection. Nucleic Acids Research. 36: 1057-71
Shi BJ, Palukaitis P, Symons RH. (2005) The conserved, 5' termini of RNAs 1 and 2 of Tomato aspermy virus are dispensable for infection but affect virulence. Virus Genes. 30: 181-91
GOULD AR, SYMONS RH. (2005) Cucumber Mosaic Virus RNA 3 European Journal of Biochemistry. 126: 217-226
Shi BJ, Habili N, Gafny R, et al. (2004) Extensive variation of sequence within isolates of Grapevine virus B+. Virus Genes. 29: 279-85
Shi BJ, Palukaitis P, Symons RH. (2004) Stable and unstable mutations in the 5' non-translated regions of tomato aspermy virus RNAs 1 and 2 generated de novo from infectious cDNA clones containing a cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter. Virus Genes. 28: 277-83
Shi BJ, Miller J, Symons RH, et al. (2003) The 2b protein of cucumoviruses has a role in promoting the cell-to-cell movement of pseudorecombinant viruses. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions : Mpmi. 16: 261-7
SHI BJ, HABILI N, SYMONS RH. (2003) Nucleotide sequence variation in a small region of the Grapevine fleck virus replicase provides evidence for two sequence variants of the virus Annals of Applied Biology. 142: 349-355
Shi BJ, Palukaitis P, Symons RH. (2002) Differential virulence by strains of Cucumber mosaic virus is mediated by the 2b gene. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions : Mpmi. 15: 947-55
Webb DR, Bonfiglioli RG, Carraro L, et al. (1999) Oligonucleotides as hybridization probes to localize phytoplasmas in host plants and insect vectors. Phytopathology. 89: 894-901
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