Natural and Engineered Resistance to Plant Viruses

Natural and Engineered Resistance to Plant Viruses

Part II

1st Edition - April 30, 2010

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  • Editors: John Carr, Gad Loebenstein
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080923086
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123745255

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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 topics that must be better understood in order to foster future developments in basic and applied plant virology. These range from virus epidemiology and virus/host co-evolution and the control of vector-mediated transmission through to systems biology investigations of virus-cell interactions. Other chapters cover the current status of signalling in natural resistance and the potential for a revival in the use of cross-protection, as well as future opportunities for the deployment of the under-utilized but highly effective crop protection strategy of pathogen-derived resistance.

Key Features

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


Virologists and plant scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Co-evolution of plants and viruses: Resistance and pathogenicity

    Fernando García-Arenal and Aurora Fraile

    2. Assessment of the benefits and risks for engineered virus resistance

    Mark Tepfer and Jeremy R. Thompson

    3. Signaling in Induced Resistance

    John Carr, Mathew G. Lewsey and Peter Palukaitis

    4. Global genomics and proteomics approaches to identify host factors as targets to induce resistance against Tomato bushy stunt virus

    Peter Nagy and Judit Pogany

    5. Resistance to Aphid Vectors of Virus Disease

    Jack Westwood and Mark Stevens

    6. Cross-protection: A century of mystery

    Heiko Ziebell and John Peter Carr

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: April 30, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080923086
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123745255

About the Serial Volume Editors

John Carr

John P. Carr is at University of Cambridge, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge, UK

Gad Loebenstein

Gad Loebenstein works in the Department of Virology at Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Virology, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel

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