chapter  19
Nucleic Acid Hybridization for Plant Virus and Viroid Detection
ByRudra P. Singh, Xianzhou Nie
Pages 28

The 1950s was the decade of nucleic acid research. The revolutionary discovery (Watson and Crick, 1953) of DNA structure and its simplistic mode of duplication catalyzed many studies of the chemical and physical behavior of the nucleic acids. The outcome became the foundation for the technology later to the known as recombinant DNA technology, or simply modern biotechnology. Molecular hybridization is one such by-product of early biotechnology.