1987 - US President's National Medal of Science "For the discovery of viroids, the smallest known agent of infectious disease. This discovery has opened new avenues of molecular research into some of the most serious diseases afflicting plants, animals, and humans.", Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on June 25, 1987.
1987 - Wolf Prize in Agriculture for his discovery and pioneering fundamental research on viroids and his applied work on viroid detection in crops.
1980 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
1978 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1977 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Theodor O. Diener mainly investigates Biochemistry, Viroid, Potato spindle tuber viroid, RNA and Virology. His Biochemistry research incorporates themes from Infectivity and Virus. His Virus research incorporates elements of Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and Phylogenetic tree.
His Viroid study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Evolutionary biology, Root crops and Botany. His Potato spindle tuber viroid study combines topics in areas such as Avsunviroidae and DNA. His research integrates issues of Nucleic acid thermodynamics and Recombinant DNA in his study of Virology.
His main research concerns Virology, Viroid, Potato spindle tuber viroid, RNA and Biochemistry. His Viroid research includes elements of Complementary DNA, Base pair and Phylogenetic tree. His Potato spindle tuber viroid research includes themes of DNA, Molecular biology, Polyacrylamide, Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and Nucleic acid thermodynamics.
Theodor O. Diener has included themes like Plant species and Rolling circle replication in his RNA study. His Biochemistry research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Infectivity and Chromatography. His Virus research focuses on subjects like Microbiology, which are linked to Algae.
Viroid, Genetics, Virology, Plant virus and Pospiviroidae are his primary areas of study. His work on Potato spindle tuber viroid as part of his general Viroid study is frequently connected to Human immunodeficiency virus, thereby bridging the divide between different branches of science. Theodor O. Diener has researched Potato spindle tuber viroid in several fields, including Solanum and Phytophthora infestans.
His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Infectious disease and Replication. His study in the fields of Virus under the domain of Virology overlaps with other disciplines such as Classics and German. The Pospiviroidae study combines topics in areas such as Taxonomy, Nomenclature, Genetic analysis and Chimera.
Theodor O. Diener mainly focuses on Viroid, Pospiviroidae, Genetics, Avsunviroidae and Virology. His study connects Base sequence and Pospiviroidae. Theodor O. Diener studies Genetics, namely Plant virus.
His work carried out in the field of Plant virus brings together such families of science as Genetic analysis, Entry into host and Virulence. He merges Virology with Executive committee in his research.
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Potato spindle tuber "virus". IV. A replicating, low molecular weight RNA.
Sensitive and rapid diagnosis of potato spindle tuber viroid disease by nucleic Acid hybridization.
Robert A. Owens;T. O. Diener.
Circular RNAs: relics of precellular evolution?
T O Diener.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1989)
Climate Change and the Integrity of Science
Jennifer Sills;P. H. Gleick;R. M. Adams;R. M. Amasino.
Viroids and prions.
T. O. Diener;Michael P. McKinley;Stanley B. Prusiner.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1982)
Viroids and Viroid Diseases
T. O. Diener.
Potato spindle tuber virus: a plant virus with properties of a free nucleic acid.
T. O. Diener;W. B. Raymer.
A proposed scheme for viroid classification and nomenclature
R. Flores;J. W. Randles;M. Bar-Joseph;T. O. Diener.
Archives of Virology (1998)
Identification of multiple structural domains regulating viroid pathogenicity.
T Sano;T Candresse;R W Hammond;T O Diener.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1992)
Virus degradation and nucleic acid release in single-phase phenol systems.
T.O. Diener;I.R. Schneider.
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (1968)
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