Viral Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops

Viral Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops

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  • Editor: L. P. Awasthi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908993

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Viral Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops details the fundamental and applied aspects of the viral diseases of field and horticultural crops. The book opens with a historical introduction to plant virology, important plant virologists, and landmarks. It continues with systematic coverage of viral diseases, their economic significance, disease symptoms, host range, mode of transmission, diagnostic techniques, geographic distribution, epidemiology, yield losses, and control and management of the disease. Contributions from an international group of virologists with a wide range of academic, research, professional, and specialized backgrounds in plant virology makes Viral Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops a comprehensive and must-have resource for those engaged in the study and research of plant virology, microbiology, and plant pathology particularly viral diseases and their impact on field and horticultural crops.

Key Features

  • Provides virus characterization according to the disease pattern and symptoms they cause
  • Covers viral diseases of cereals, oil seeds, legumes, commercial crops, spices and condiments, medicinal and aromatic crops, forage crops, vegetable crops, fruit crops, tree nuts, among others
  • Discusses advances like applications in nanotechnology, molecular techniques for the detection and characterization of plant viruses, and the development of technologies for detecting plant viruses


Graduate and postgraduates studying plant virology, microbiology, and plant pathology; academics and researchers in applied plant virology, plant pathology, and microbiology, horticulturalists and agronomists

Table of Contents

  • Section 1- Introduction to plant Virology
    1.1 A tribute to plant virologists of the 20th century
    1.2 Important landmarks in the history of plant virology

    Section 2- Viral diseases of field crops
    2.2 Viral diseases of Cereals
    2.2.1 Wheat
    2.2.2 Emerging and re-emerging of wheat viruses in the Middle East
    2.2.3 Barley
    2.2.4 Oats
    2.2.5 Rye
    2.2.6 Rice (Paddy)
    2.2.7 Maize (Corn)
    2.2.8 Sorghum (Milo)
    2.2.9 Millets
    2.3 Viral diseases of legumes /Pulses
    2.3.1 Alsike Clover
    2.3.2 Black gram/Green gram
    2.3.3 Chickpea, Lentil
    2.3.4 Cowpea
    2.3.5 Faba bean (Broad bean)
    2.3.6 Pigeon Pea
    2.3.7 Soybean
    2.4 Viral diseases of oilseeds
    2.4.1 Mustard
    2.4.2 Canola
    2.4.3 Ground nut
    2.4.4 Sesame
    2.4.5 Sunflower
    2.4.6 Flax (Linseed)
    2.4.7 Caster
    2.5 Viral diseases of cash crops
    2.5.1 Sugarcane
    2.5.2 Tobacco
    2.5.3 Commercial bast fibre crops
    2.5.4 Cotton
    2.5.5 Biotechnological interventions in controlling Cotton leaf curl disease
    2.5.6 Opium Poppy
    2.5.7 Hemp (Cannabis sativa)
    2.5.10 Impact, Epidemiology, and Management of virus and viroid diseases of hop (Humulus lupulus)
    2.6 Viral diseases of plantation crops
    2.6.1 Areca nut
    2.6.2 Cashew nut
    2.6.3 Coconut
    2.6.4 Cacao
    2.6.5 Cola
    2.6.6 Coffee
    2.6.7 Tea
    2.6.8 Olives
    2.7 Viral diseases of spices and condiments
    2.7.1. Asafoetida, Basil,
    2.8 Viral diseases of forage crops
    2.8.1 Alfalfa
    2.8.2 Clover
    2.8.3 Oat Hay

    Section -3 Viral diseases of vegetables/ Horticultural crops
    3.1 Economic significance of viruses in horticultural crops
    3.1.1 Economic significance of viruses in horticultural crops
    3.2 Viral diseases of vegetables
    3.2.1 Potato
    3.2.2 Tomato
    3.2.3 Viroid diseases of tomato
    3.2.4 Brinjal (Eggplant)
    3.2.5 Chilli
    3.2.6 Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
    3.2.7 Cucurbitaceous
    Vegetables –A
    3.Musk melon,
    4.Snake gourd,
    5.Bitter gourd,
    6.Pointed gourd
    3.2.7 Cucurbitaceous vegetables -B
    2.Bottle gourd,
    3.Round gourd,
    4.Ridged gourd
    3.2.8 Emergence of potyvirus diseases in Cucurbits
    5. Turnip
    3.2.10 Parsnip
    3.2.11 Legume vegetables:
    1.French bean
    3.Common bean,
    4.Raj mash
    5. Cluster bean
    3.2.12 Lady’s finger (Okra)
    3.2.13 Sugar beet
    3.2.15 Carrot
    3.2.16 Onion
    3.2.17 Artichoke
    3.2.18 Asparagus
    3.2.19 Lettuce
    3.2.20 Viral diseases of tuber crops
    3.2.21 Cassava
    3.2.22 Aroids
    3.2.23 Colocasia/Yam (Taro and Cocoyam
    3.2.24 Mushroom
    3.3 Viral diseases of Horticultural crops / fruits trees
    3.3.1 Viral diseases of tropical fruits
    3.3.2 Avocados
    3.3.3 Papaya
    1.Papaya leaf curl,
    2.Papaya distortion mosaic
    3.3.4 Banana
    3.3.5 Citrus
    3.3.6 Passion fruit
    3.3.7 Pomegranate
    3.3.8 Pineapple
    3.3.9 Fig (Ficus carica)
    3.3.10 Kiwifruit
    3.3.11 Mulberry
    3.3.12 Viral diseases of temperate fruits
    (i)Tree fruits
    a. (Apple, Pear, Quince, Loquat, Cherries)
    3.3.13 Viral diseases of temperate fruits
    (i) Tree fruits
    b. (apricot, peach, plum)
    (i)Tree fruits
    c-Nut trees (almond, walnut and pistachios)
    3.3.13 (ii) vine fruits
    3.3.13 (iii) Small fruits /soft fruits
    (Strawberry, Raspberry, Currant, and Blueberry)
    3.3.14 Viral diseases of fruits in Egypt: A critical
    3.4 Viral diseases of ornamental plants
    3.4.1 a-Characterization of begomovirus infecting rose
    3.4.2 b-Common and emerging viral pathogens of annual ornamental plants
    i. Chrysanthemum,
    ii. Geranium
    iii. Impatiens
    iv. Petunia
    3.4.3 c-Viral diseases of ornamental plants :
    i. China rose
    ii. Croton
    iii. Dahlia
    iv. Marigold
    v. Narcissus
    vi. Tulip
    3.4.4 d-Viral diseases of ornamental plants :
    i. Salvia
    ii. Tube rose
    iv. Clematis
    v. Lotus
    vii. Moonbeam (Wax Flower)
    viii. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Parijat)
    ix.Bela(Jasminum sambac)
    x. Champa(Plumeria alba)
    xi.Rat ki Rani (Cestrum nocturnum)
    3.4.5 e-Viral diseases of Ornamental Plants
    i. Balsam
    ii. Begonias
    iii. Canna
    iv. Crossandra
    v. Gomphrena
    vi. Jasmine
    vii. Lavender
    viii. Phlox
    ix. Vinca
    x. Zinnia
    3.4.6 Gladiolus
    3.5 Viral diseases of medicinal and aromatic plants
    3.5.1 i..Andrgraphis paniculata
    ii. Periwinkle( Catharanthus roseus (L)
    3.5.1 i.Yam ( Dioscorea spp.)
    ii..Sarpagandha. (Rauvolfia serpentine)
    iv..Withania somenifera
    v. Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivillanum
    vi. Senna (Cassia angustifolia vahi)
    vii.Atropa belladonna
    viii.Calendula officinalis
    ix.Passiflora incarnata
    x.Chamomile recutita

    Section 4. Viral diseases of Orchids
    4.1 Viral diseases of Orchids in India

    Section 5. Viral diseases of flowering and non-flowering trees
    5.1Bauhinia, Ficus, Bamboo, Populus ,Willow, green ash and red spruce

    Section 6. Viral diseases of weeds (Alternate hosts of many viruses)
    6.1 The importance of weeds as reservoirs of viruses of field and horticultural crops

    Section 7. Plant viruses’ applications in nanotechnology
    7.1 Plant viruses applications in nanotechnology

    Section 8. Food borne viral disease
    8.1 Food borne viral disease: The role of fruits and vegetable in the transmission of viruses to human

    Section 9. Molecular Detection and Cryotherapy elimination of plant viruses
    9.1 Molecular methods for the detection of plant viruses
    9.2 Cryotherapy elimination of plant viruses

    Section 10. Emergence of companies for plant virus detection
    10.1 Emergence of companies in the development of technology for detecting plant viruses 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908993

About the Editor

L. P. Awasthi

L. P. Awasthi
Professor L.P. Awasthi is currently the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Dean of Academics at RNB Global University, Rajasthan, India. He is the former Head of the Department of Plant Pathology at Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology in Faizabad (U.P.) India. Dr. Awasthi has a PhD in Plant Virology from Lucknow University and is a distinguished scientist who has made contributions to the field of both plant pathology and plant virology. He has previously edited a book and written research articles on plant diseases. His area of specialization is virology and his professional experience includes more than 45 years of teaching microbiology, plant pathology, and virology. He has guided 77 M. Sc. (Ag.) and 35 PhD students and is actively involved in planning and organizing activities for the university pertaining to teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, School of Agriculture, RNB Global University, Rajasthan, India

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