Applied Plant Virology

Applied Plant Virology

Advances, Detection, and Antiviral Strategies

1st Edition - May 14, 2020

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  • Editor: L. P. Awasthi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220535
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128186541

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Applied Plant Virology: Advances, Detection, and Antiviral Strategies provides an overview on recent developments and applications in the field of plant virology. The book begins with an introduction to important advances in plant virology, but then covers topics including techniques for assay detection and the diagnosis of plant viruses, the purification, isolation and characterization of plant viruses, the architecture of plant viruses, the replication of plant viruses, the physiology of virus-infected hosts, vectors of plant viruses, and the nomenclature and classification of plants. The book also discusses defense strategies by utilizing antiviral agents and management strategies of virus and viroid diseases. With contributions from an international collection of experts, this book presents a practical resource for plant virologists, plant pathologists, horticulturalists, agronomists, biotechnologists, academics and researchers interested in up-to-date technologies and information that advance the field of plant virology.

Key Features

  • Covers the detection, control and management of plant viruses
  • Discusses antiviral strategies, along with mechanisms of systemic induced resistance to enhance the defense of plants against viruses
  • Provides contributory chapters from expert plant virologists from different parts of the world


Plant virologists, scientists and researchers in the applied plant virology; plant pathologists, microbiologists, horticulturalists and agronomists; academics and postgraduates studying botany, microbiology, plant pathology, and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Important landmarks in the history of  virology
    1. Major advances in the history of plant virology

    Techniques for assay detection and diagnosis of plant viruses
    2. Recent Advances in  Plant virus Diagnostics in horticultural crops
    3. Advance methods  in the isolation and characterization of plant viruses infecting crops
    4. Diagnosis of the causal viruses of crop plants
    5. Modern technologies for the diagnosis and assay of plants viruses
    6. Diagnosis of Plant Virus Diseases'
    7. Advances in  Protein based diagnostic tools of plant viruses
    8. Rapid detection of plant viruses and viroids

    Architecture of Important viruses

    Plant molecular virology
    10. Next generation sequencing technologies & plant molecular virology: a practical perspective
    11. Molecular responses of plants to viruses with emphasis on small RNAs
    12. Protein Preparation from Virus-Infected Plants for Protoplast-Chloroplast Proteomics
    Replication of plant viruses
    13. DNA plant viruses :Biochemistry ,replication and molecular genetics
    14. RNA plant viruses :Biochemistry  ,replication and  molecular genetics
    Physiology of virus infected hosts
    15. Physiology of Virus Infected Plants
    Viroids, Satellite viruses and satellite RNAs

    Viruses of cryptogamic plants
    17. Fungal Viruses
    18. Algal Viruses

    Transmission of Plant Viruses
    19. The Role of Heat shock Proteins, in Vector-Virus Transmission

    Vectors of  plant viruses/Virus ,Vector relationship
    20. Mite (Acari: Acarina) Vectors Involving in Transmission of Plant Viruses
    21. Different Nematodes and Plasmodiophorids as Vectors of Plant Viruses
    22. Transmission of plant viruses through soil inhabiting nematode vectors
    23. New Advances in Insect Vector Biology and Virus Epidemiology
    24. Transmission of plant viruses in fields through various vectors
    25. White fly (Bemisia tabaci)  as vector of plant viruses
    26. Insect Vectors of Plant Viruses
    27. Insects as Transport Devices of Plant Viruses

    Epidemiology and evolution of Viruses
    28. Epidemiology and evolution of poytviruses infecting cucurbits

    Nomenclature and classification of plant  viruses
    29. Plant  Virus Taxonomy

    Viral diseases of crops
    30. Inter- and intraspecific interactions among plant viruses in mixed infections
    31. Begomovirus research in Oman: A critical appraisal and the way ahead.
    32. Papaya ringspot virus-Carica papaya pathosystem
    33. Viral Diseases of Crops-a critical review
    34. An insight into begomoviruses and associated satellites molecular diversity: Their prevalence and geographic distribution in ornamental plants across India
    35. Recent advances in  begomoviruses research in India
    36. Begomovirus research in Saudi Arabia: Current status and future prospects
    37. Curly top virus transmission, epidemiology, and management

    Economic losses due to infection by plant viruses
    38. Economic losses due to infection by plant viruses

    Human disorders caused by ssRNA plant viruses and DNA green algal virus
    Strategies for the Management of Viral diseases of crops
    I. Antiviral Agents
    40. Management of viral diseases of crops
    41. Prevention and control of Viral Diseases of Crops
    II. Systemic induced resistance
    42. Systemic resistance  inducers from  plants –an ecofriendly approach for the management of viral diseases  of crops
    43. Mechanisms of systemic induced resistance in host plants
    44. CRISPR Cas  system for engineering resistance to plant viruses
    45. Molecular tools  for engineering resistance in hosts against  plant viruses
    46. CRISPR -Cas system--a promising tool  for engineering resistance to plant viruses
    47. Plant translation factors and virus resistance  
    48. Host Factor-Targeted Resistance to Plant Viruses
    49. Mechanisms of natural and genetically engineered resistance against Viruses
    III. Integrated Management of viral diseases of crops
    50. Integrated Management of Vectored Viral Diseases of Plants
    51. Viruses of Orchids and Their Management Strategies

    Exclusion of plant viruses by certification and quarantine.
    52. Elimination  of viruses through  plant  quarantine
    53. Exclusion of plant viruses by certification and quarantine

    Evolution of Plant viruses
    54. Origin and evolution of plant viruses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 682
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: May 14, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220535
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128186541

About the Editor

L. P. Awasthi

L. P. Awasthi
Professor L.P. Awasthi is currently the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Dean of Academics at RNB Global University, Rajasthan, India. He is the former Head of the Department of Plant Pathology at Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology in Faizabad (U.P.) India. Dr. Awasthi has a PhD in Plant Virology from Lucknow University and is a distinguished scientist who has made contributions to the field of both plant pathology and plant virology. He has previously edited a book and written research articles on plant diseases. His area of specialization is virology and his professional experience includes more than 45 years of teaching microbiology, plant pathology, and virology. He has guided 77 M. Sc. (Ag.) and 35 PhD students and is actively involved in planning and organizing activities for the university pertaining to teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, School of Agriculture, RNB Global University, Rajasthan, India

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