Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123751485, 9780123785602

Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology

1st Edition

Editors: Marc van Regenmortel Brian Mahy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123751485
eBook ISBN: 9780123785602
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd September 2009
Page Count: 632
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to plant and fungi
  • Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews
  • Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation of lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications
  • Readership

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

    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 <

    Details

    No. of pages:
    632
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © Academic Press 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    eBook ISBN:
    9780123785602
    Hardcover ISBN:
    9780123751485

    About the Editor

    Marc van Regenmortel

    Affiliations and Expertise

    ESBS , CNRS , Strasbourg, France

    Brian Mahy

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA