Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology

Edited by

  • Marc van Regenmortel, ESBS , CNRS , Strasbourg, France
  • Brian Mahy, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA

This volume consists of 85 chapters that highlight recent advances in our knowledge of the viruses that infect plants and fungi. It begins with general topics in plant virology including movement of viruses in plants, the transmission of plant viruses by vectors, and the development of virus-resistant transgenic plants. The second section presents an overview of the properties of a selection of 20 well-studied plant viruses, 23 plant virus genera and a few larger groups of plant viruses. The third section, which is abundantly illustrated, highlights the most economically important virus diseases of cereals, legumes, vegetable crops, fruit trees and ornamentals. The last section describes the major groups of viruses that infect fungi.
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Audience

plant scientists, mycologists, virologists, and microbiologists working in research, teaching, industry and government

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375148-5


Table of Contents

Section 1. GENERAL TOPICS
Movement of viruses in plants
Vector transmission of plant viruses
Diagnostic techniques: plant viruses
Plant antiviral defense: gene silencing pathway
Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS)
Plant resistance to viruses: engineered resistance
Plant resistance to viruses: geminiviruses
Plant virus vectors (gene expression systems)
Vaccine production in plants
Viroids

Section 2. VIRUSES AND VIRUS GENERA
Alfalfa mosaic virus
Allexivirus
Banana bunchy top virus
Barley yellow dwarf viruses
Beet curly top virus
Benyvirus
Bromoviruses
Cacao swollen shoot virus
Capillovirus, Foveavirus, Trichovirus, Vitivirus
Carlavirus
Carmovirus
Caulimoviruses: general features
Caulimoviruses: molecular biology
Citrus tristeza virus
Cowpea mosaic virus
Cucumber mosaic virus
Flexiviruses
Furovirus
Ilarvirus
Luteoviruses
Machlomovirus
Maize streak virus
Mungbean yellow mosaic viruses
Nanoviruses
Necrovirus
Nepovirus
Ophiovirus
Papaya ringspot virus
Pecluvirus
Plant reoviruses
Plant rhabdoviruses
Plum pox virus
Pomovirus
Potato virus Y
Potexvirus
Rice yellow mottle virus
Sequiviruses
Sobemovirus
Tenuivirus
Tobacco mosaic virus
Tobamovirus
Tobravirus
Tomato leaf curl viruses from India
Tombusviruses
Tospovirus
Tymoviruses
Umbravirus
Watermelon mosaic virus and ZYMV

Section 3. PLANT VIRUS DISEASES
Cereal viruses: Maize and Corn
Cereal viruses: Rice
Cereal viruses: Wheat and Barley
Emerging geminiviruses
Emerging and reemerging virus diseases of plants
Legume viruses
Plant virus diseases: economic aspects
Plant virus diseases: fruit trees and grapevine
Plant virus diseases : ornamental plants
Potato viruses
Tobacco viruses
Vegetable viruses

Section 4. FUNGAL VIRUSES
Ascoviruses
Barnaviruses
Chrysoviruses
Dicistroviruses
Fungal viruses
Hypovirulence
Hypoviruses
Mycoreoviruses
Narnaviruses
Partitiviruses of fungi
Prions of yeast and fungi
Retrotransposons of fungi
Totiviruses
Ustilago maydis viruses
Yeast L-A virus