In Virus-Insect-Plant Interactions, the world's leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in understanding the biological and ecological factors that define these complex transmission systems and how this knowledge might be used to our advantage in producing innovative, user and environmentally friendly approaches to controlling the spread of plant pathogens by insects. This is an invaluable reference work for researchers, teachers, and students. There are many quick-reference figures and tables, the contents pages include individual chapter abstracts, and each chapter ends with its own bibliography.

Key Features

Key Features * presents the most significant research breakthroughs of the past two decades * contains eighteen chapters by forty-two world-renowned researchers * invaluable reference work for researchers, teachers and students * each chapter ends with its own bibliography * contents pages of forematter include individual chapter abstracts * contains many quick-reference figures and tables


Plant pathologists, virologists, entomologists, molecular biologists, and research graduate students.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Virus Localization in Plants and Vectors 1. Tomato Yellow Leaf Curi Virus: A Disease Sexually Transmitted by Whiteflies I. Introduction II. Geminiviruses Transmitted by The Whitefly Bemisia tabaci III. Role of Whitefly Endosymbiotic Chaperonins in Virus Transmission IV. Deleterious Effects of Virus on Whiteflies V. Sexual Transmission of Virus among Whiteflies VI. Concluding Remarks References 2. Possible Etiology of Eriophyid Mite-Borne Pathogens Associated with Double Membrane-Bound Particles I. Introduction II. Groups of Eriophyid Mite-Associated Diseases III. Concluding Remarks References 3. An Anatomical Perspective of Tospovirus Transmission I. Introduction II. Tospovirus Morphology and Composition III. Thrips Vectors and Tospovirus Transmission IV. Thrips as Tospvirus Hosts V. Concluding Remarks References Part II: Elucidation of Transmission Mechanisms 4. Analysis of Circulative Transmission by Electrical Penetration Graphs I. Introduction II. The Electrical Penetration Graph Technique III. Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Transmission by Rhopalosiphon padi IV. Studies of Other Circulative Viruses V. Vector Resistance in Plants VI. Concluding Remarks References 5. Analysis of Noncirculative Transmission by Electrical Penetration Graphs I. Introduction II. Noncirculative Transmission: Properties and Vector Participants III. Electronic Analysis of Nonpersistent Transmission IV. Electronic Analysis of Semipersistent Transmission V. Concluding Remarks References 6. Ingestion-Egestion Theory of Cuticula-Bome Virus Transmission I. Introducti


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About the editors

Kerry Harris

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A&M University, College Station, U.S.A.

Oney Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, U.S.A.

James Duffus

Affiliations and Expertise

United States Department of Agriculture, Salinas, California