Natural and Engineered Resistance to Plant Viruses

Natural and Engineered Resistance to Plant Viruses

1st Edition - November 3, 2009

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  • Editors: Gad Loebenstein, John Carr
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123813985
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123813978

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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 natural and engineered virus resistance, the two major strategies used for crop protection.

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. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: November 3, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123813985
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123813978

About the Serial Volume Editors

Gad Loebenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

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

John Carr

John P. Carr is at University of Cambridge, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge, UK

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