Plant RNA Viruses

Plant RNA Viruses

Molecular Pathogenesis and Management

1st Edition - March 31, 2023

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  • Editors: Rajarshi Gaur, Basavaprabhu Patil, Ramasamy Selvarajan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323953399

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Plant RNA Viruses: Molecular Pathogenesis and Management provides wide-ranging coverage on the recognition and signaling events between plants and RNA viruses. The book examines the molecular biology of signaling, host-virus interaction, RNA virus diversity, and how plants and cellular pathogens interact. Sections cover Virus Diversity and Diagnosis, Virus-Host Interactions and Virus Management. Specific chapters discuss classification and nomenclature of viruses, detail the molecular characteristics of viral genomes, highlight the viral manipulation of cellular key regulatory systems for successful virus infection, and discuss the movement of plant viruses into plant cells. Additional topics include RNA plant viruses and host interaction, detection and diversity of plant RNA viruses, and strategies for combating and management of plant viruses. With contributions from an international group of experts, the book is a comprehensive reference for those in research, academia,  industry and anybody engaging in the study of plant viruses at the molecular level.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of virus genome and nomenclature
  • Covers plant virus biodiversity and ecology, diversity mechanisms and opportunities
  • Examines Plant Host-Virus Interaction
  • Discusses virus-vector interaction and transmission
  • Offers strategies for virus management, both traditional and modern


Research scientists and graduate students conducting research in the areas of plant viruses specially on ssRNA and dsRNA and on the control and development of management strategies for control of diseases caused by plant viruses, Plant scientists, government agencies and industry professionals working in the area of plant viruses and their management

Table of Contents

  • Section I Virus Diversity and Diagnosis
    1. Virus Genome and Nomenclature
    2. Positive sense RNA-viruses
    3. Luteoviruses
    4. Emaraviruses: an emerging viral genus
    5. Cassava brown streak viruses
    6. tristeza virus
    7. Papaya ring spot virus
    8. Tobacco mosaic virus
    9. Maize lethal necrosis
    10. Cucurbit-infecting poleroviruses: emerging plant RNA viruses in Indian Agriculture
    11. Epidemiology of Potyviruses infecting crops of Cucurbitaceae family
    12. Ecology and evolution of papaya ringspot virus
    13. RNA viruses infecting Yam
    14. Biodiversity and characterization of economically important viruses on potato cultivars
    15. Molecular characterization and diagnostics of RNA viruses infecting dragon fruit
    16. Unveiling the detection and diversity of plant RNA viruses of North Eastern region of India
    17. Isothermal based molecular assays for rapid detection of plant RNA viruses: A step towards near on-site molecular-field diagnostics

    Section II Virus-Host Interactions
    18. Plant viroid-host interactions
    19. Virus-vector interaction and transmission to Plants
    20. The molecular mechanisms of plant host-virus interactions and their implications on transmission
    21. Plant Virus Interactions in Plant Innate Immunity
    22. Plant cell apoplast and symplast dynamic association with plant-RNA virus interactions as a vital effect of host response
    23. Plant RNA virus-vector interactions in epidemiology of plant diseases
    24. Molecular Approaches in Plant Virus host interaction studies
    25. Virus-vector interaction with special reference to RNA virus of important crop plants: an appraisal

    Section III Virus Management
    26. Attenuated virus for protection: current status and perspective
    27. Understanding the principles of transitive silencing
    28. Cucumber mosaic virus management: conventional, indigenous technical knowledge and molecular approaches
    29. Targeting Plant Translation initiation factors to accomplish resistance against RNA viruses
    30. Genetics of banana bract mosaic virus and its management
    31. Plant RNA viruses in Solanaceous crops: Impact, Challenges and Management Strategies
    32. Plant Virus Management: traditional and modern approaches
    33. Management of Groundnut bud necrosis virus: Classical and modern methods
    34. A century of plant virus management: A way forward
    35. RNA interference against RNA viruses
    36. Role of Quarantine in Plant Biosecurity against RNA viruses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 666
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: March 31, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323953399

About the Editors

Rajarshi Gaur

Dr Rajarshi Kumar Gaur earned his PhD in 2005 and is now a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Gorakhpur University, India. His PhD was on molecular characterization of sugarcane viruses, viz., mosaic, streak mosaic and yellow luteovirus. In 2007 he received the Visiting Scientist Fellowship from Swedish Institute Fellowship, Sweden to work at Umeå University, Sweden. He received MASHAV fellowship of Israel government for his post-doctoral studies and joined The Volcani Centre, Israel and BenGurion University, Negev, Israel. He received Post-Doc. Fellowship from ICGEB, Italy in 2008. He has made significant contributions on sugarcane viruses and published 130 national/international papers, authored 17 books, including Elsevier title Plant Virus-Host Interaction, Second Edition. and presented approximately 50 papers at national and international conferences. He has been honored as a Fellow of Linnean Society, Fellow of Royal society of Biology, Fellow of Society of Plant Research. Fellow of Society of Applied Biology (FSAB) and Fellow of International Society of Biotechnology (FISBT),

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biotechnology D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Basavaprabhu Patil

Dr. Basavaprabhu L. Patil obtained his PhD from the Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi (South Campus), New Delhi, India. During his PhD, he worked in a European Union-funded program on geminiviruses, in collaboration with the John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom. During his PhD, he also worked as a DAAD Scholar at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He did his postdoctoral research at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, United States (2006–10) and contributed to the characterization of cassava viruses from Africa and the development of virus-resistant transgenic cassava. Later (2011–12), he moved to the University of Basel, Switzerland, to work on characterization of cassava viruses from India in an Indo-Swiss program. Since 2018, he has been working as a Principal Scientist at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India. He has published extensively in reputed journals, and has several book chapters & books to his credit. He has also trained several research scholars from Africa, the Americas, and India in the area of molecular plant virology and RNA-interference technology. He has received several fellowships and grants during his research career and was honored with the IVS Fellow Award by the Indian Virological Society in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to the field of plant virology. He received the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus scholarship in 2016. In 2022, he received the prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Fellowship to visit University of California, Davis (USA). Recently, he was conferred with Prof. B.M. Johri memorial Award, by the Society for Plant Research (India). He has served as an external expert to assess the scientists from CSIR (Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, India) & ICAR (India). He is also a recognized editor for International Journals, and reviewer for Indian/International Grant Applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Basic Sciences (Biotechnology Unit), ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Ramasamy Selvarajan

Dr. R. Selvarajan completed his PhD degree in Plant Pathology (Plant Virology) from the ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi. He started his career as a scientist in ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore and joined ICAR- National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu in 1996. He has served as Principal Scientist (Plant Virology) since 2009. He developed effective cutting-edge indigenous diagnostic kits for banana viruses, and his Molecular Virology lab has been recognized as Accredited Test TL by DBT. He guides three PhDs and 71 M.Sc. and M. Phil students. He has published 73 research papers in national and international journals in addition to 2 books, 20 book chapters, 7 technical bulletins, 30 popular articles, and 8 training manuals. He has served as Secretary of the Indian Virological Society since 2014, is an editor for Virus Disease, an associate of professional societies, and has organized national and international trainings, symposium and conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Scientist ICAR- National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India

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