Natural and Engineered Resistance to Plant Viruses

Edited by

  • Gad Loebenstein, Department of Virology, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
  • John Carr, Department of Plant Sciences, The University of Cambridge, UK

Viruses are a huge threat to agriculture. In the past, viruses used to be controlled using conventional methods, such as crop rotation and destruction of the infected plants, but now there are more novel ways to control them. This volume focuses on natural and engineered virus resistance, the two major strategies used for crop protection.
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Virologists and plant scientists


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381397-8


"A mandatory purchase for all types of comprehensive libraries, both public and university, as well as for those interested in or doing research in the field of virology."- MILITARY MEDICINE

"This well known to virologists. It is a valuable aid in maintaining an overview of various facets of the rapidly expanding fields of virology...Timely, informative, and useful to the student, teacher, and research scientist."--AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Table of Contents

1. Mechanisms of recognition in dominant R gene mediated resistance - Peter Moffett

2. RNA silencing, an antiviral mechanism - Tibor Csorba, Vitantonio Pantaleo & József Burgyán

    3. Local Lesions and Induced Resistance - G. Loebenstein

    4. Recessive resistance to plant viruses - V. Truniger and M.A. Aranda

    5. Towards a quarter century of pathogen-derived resistance and practical approaches to plant virus disease control - John Gottula and Marc Fuchs

    6. Genetically Engineered Virus-Resistant Plants In Developing Countries: Current Status And Future Prospects - D.V.R.  Reddy, Mysore R. Sudarshana, Marc Fuchs, N. Chandrasekhara Rao and George Thottappilly