Description

Plant Virus-Host Interaction contains cutting-edge research in plant molecular virology, including pathogenic viroids and transport by insect vectors, interference with transmission to control viruses, and synergism, with pivotal coverage of RNA silencing and the counter-defensive strategies used by viruses to overcome the silencing response in plants.

With a clear focus on plant virus evolution, including quantitative and population genetics, Plant Virus-Host Interaction provides insights on the major factors favoring disease emergence, such as genetic change in pathogen and host populations and changes in host ecology and environment. The book also examines socioeconomic implications of widespread plant viral agents. Contributions from leading experts around the globe provide varied perspectives, while comprehensive coverage ensures a complete look at this exciting field.

Key Features

  • Covers the emergence of new viral diseases
  • Provides molecular approaches for virus-host interaction
  • Highlights RNA silencing and counter-defensive strategies
  • Discusses socioeconomic implications of viral spread and mitigation techniques

Readership

Researchers in basic and applied plant virology, plant pathology, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, biological control, ecology, evolution, and related aspects of plant science; upper-level graduate students of plant virology

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

About the Editors

Chapter 1. Role of double-stranded RNA-binding proteins in RNA silencing and antiviral defense

Abstract

Acknowledgment

Introduction

DRbs in humans and animals

DRBs in plants

Structural analyses of Arabidopsis DRB proteins

Functional diversification of DRBs in animals and plants

DRBs and antiviral defense

Conclusion

References

Chapter 2. Alteration of host-encoded miRNAs in virus infected plants—experimentally verified

Abstract

Acknowledgments

Introduction

miRNAs responsive to virus infection

Effect of viral infection on mRNA targets of miRNAs

miRNA and symptoms

Interaction between miRNAs and their targets as well as viral silencing suppressors

The arms race between plants and plant viruses

Conclusion

References

Chapter 3. Host–virus interactions in banana-infecting viruses

Abstract

Introduction

Virus–host interaction at the plant level

The virus–vector relationship

Virus–host interaction at the molecular level

Transgenic plant and virus resistance

Conclusion

References

Chapter 4. Recent advances on interactions between the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and begomoviruses, with emphasis on Tomato yellow leaf curl virus

Abstract

Introduction

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus causing worldwide epidemics

The whitefly Bemisia tabaci—pest and vector status

Parameters for acquisition, transmission and retention of TYLCV by B. tabaci

Transovarial transmission of TYLCV by B. tabaci

Sex-mediated transmission of TYLCV by B. tabaci

Molecular interactions between TYLCV and B. tabaci

Concluding

Details

No. of pages:
430
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124115842
Electronic ISBN:
9780124115989

Reviews

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