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  • Editor: Said Ghabrial
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123946058
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943156

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This volume of Advances in Virus Research focuses on mycoviruses. The authors and reviews represent the most current and cutting-edge research in the field. A broad range of research is presented from research experts.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Virologists and disease researchers

Table of Contents

  • Series Page



    Chapter One. Viruses and Prions of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    1 Introduction

    2 L-A Virus and the Killer Satellite dsRNAs

    3 Biology of the S. cerevisiae dsRNA Viruses

    4 Yeast Narnaviruses: 20S and 23S RNAs

    5 Yeast Prions

    6 Biology of Yeast Prions

    7 Prospects

    Chapter Two. Multiplexed Interactions

    1 Introduction

    2 Classification of Fungal Endophytes

    3 Viruses of Fungal Endophytes

    4 Roles of Viruses in Endophytic Fungi

    5 Practical Roles for Endophyte Viruses

    6 Summary

    Chapter Three. 3D Structures of Fungal Partitiviruses

    1 Introduction to Partitiviruses

    2 Partitivirus Capsid Structures

    3 Partitivirus RdRp and dsRNA Structures

    4 Comparisons with Other Bisegmented dsRNA Viruses

    5 Comparisons with Other Fungal Viruses with Encapsidated dsRNA Genomes

    6 Proposed Revisions to Partitivirus Taxonomy

    Chapter Four. Chrysovirus Structure


    1 Introduction

    2 dsRNA Virus Core Proteins

    3 Penicillium chrysogenum Virus Capsid Structure

    4 Cryphonectria nitschkei Chrysovirus Capsid Structure

    5 Comparison of Chrysovirus and Totivirus CPs: Evolutionary Relationships

    6 dsRNA Organization Within the Capsid

    7 Conclusions and Prospects

    Chapter Five. Hypovirus Molecular Biology

    1 Introduction

    2 Molecular Characterization of Hypovirulence-Associated dsRNAs

    3 The Hypoviridae

    4 Technical Challenges of Mycovirus Research: Development of the Hypovirus Experimental System and Completion of Koch’s Postulates

    5 Hypovirus Translation and Gene Expression

    6 Impact of Hypovirus Infection on the Fungal Host

    7 Fungal Antiviral Defense Mechanisms

    8 Concluding Remarks

    Chapter Six. The Family Narnaviridae

    1 Introduction

    2 Discovery and Early Work on the Narnaviridae with Emphasis on Selected Systems

    3 Early Work Leading to Description of Mitoviruses

    4 Relationships Among Members of the Narnaviridae

    5 Population Biology of Members of the Narnaviridae

    6 Other Genome Features and Molecular Manipulation of Members of the Narnaviridae

    7 Conclusions and Future Directions

    Chapter Seven. Viruses of the White Root Rot Fungus, Rosellinia necatrix

    1 Introduction

    2 Viruses of R. necatrix

    3 Expansion of Host Ranges of R. necatrix-Infecting Viruses

    4 Conclusions and Prospects

    Chapter Eight. Viruses of the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

    1 Introduction

    2 Mycoviruses of S. sclerotiorum

    3 The Interaction Between Mycovirus and S. sclerotiorum

    4 Coinfection of S. sclerotiorum with Multiple Mycoviruses

    5 The Potential Use of Mycoviruses to Control Sclerotinia Diseases

    6 Conclusions and Prospects

    Chapter Nine. Viruses of Botrytis

    1 Introduction

    2 Molecular Characterization and Phylogenetic Relationships of Botrytis Viruses

    3 Effects of Viruses on Botrytis

    4 Virus Transmission

    5 Conclusions and Future Research

    Chapter Ten. Insight into Mycoviruses Infecting Fusarium Species

    1 Introduction

    2 Isolation and Characterization of dsRNA Mycoviruses Infecting Fusarium Species

    3 Diversity of Fusarium Mycoviruses Based on Genome Organization

    4 Identification of Fungal Host Factors by Proteomics and Transcriptomics

    5 Transmission of Fusarium Mycovirus by Protoplast

    6 Future Directions for Research on Mycovirus–Host Interactions

    Chapter Eleven. Viruses of Helminthosporium (Cochlioblus) victoriae

    1 Introduction

    2 Historical Perspectives

    3 Viruses of H. victoriae

    4 Host Genes Upregulated by Virus Infection

    5 HvV190S Capsid Structure

    6 Concluding Remarks

    Chapter Twelve. Phytophthora Viruses

    1 Introduction to Oomycetes—Phylogeny, Habitats, and Properties

    2 History of Oomycete Virus Research

    3 Properties of Four Viruses of P. infestans

    4 Transmission of Phytophthora Viruses

    5 Molecular Manipulations of Phytophthora Viruses

    6 Conclusions, Future Directions, and Closing Remarks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: March 13, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123946058
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943156

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