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Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology

  • ID: 1759516
  • Book
  • 632 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This volume consists of 85 chapters that highlight recent advances in our knowledge of the viruses that infect plants and fungi. It begins with general topics in plant virology including movement of viruses in plants, the transmission of plant viruses by vectors, and the development of virus-resistant transgenic plants. The second section presents an overview of the properties of a selection of 20 well-studied plant viruses, 23 plant virus genera and a few larger groups of plant viruses. The third section, which is abundantly illustrated, highlights the most economically important virus diseases of cereals, legumes, vegetable crops, fruit trees and ornamentals. The last section describes the major groups of viruses that infect fungi.

- The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to plant and fungi- Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews - Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation of lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

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Section 1. GENERAL TOPICS Movement of viruses in plants Vector transmission of plant viruses Diagnostic techniques: plant viruses Plant antiviral defense: gene silencing pathway Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) Plant resistance to viruses: engineered resistance Plant resistance to viruses: geminiviruses Plant virus vectors (gene expression systems) Vaccine production in plants Viroids

Section 2. VIRUSES AND VIRUS GENERA Alfalfa mosaic virus Allexivirus Banana bunchy top virus Barley yellow dwarf viruses Beet curly top virus Benyvirus Bromoviruses Cacao swollen shoot virus Capillovirus, Foveavirus, Trichovirus, Vitivirus Carlavirus Carmovirus Caulimoviruses: general features Caulimoviruses: molecular biology Citrus tristeza virus Cowpea mosaic virus Cucumber mosaic virus Flexiviruses Furovirus Ilarvirus Luteoviruses Machlomovirus Maize streak virus Mungbean yellow mosaic viruses Nanoviruses Necrovirus Nepovirus Ophiovirus Papaya ringspot virus Pecluvirus Plant reoviruses Plant rhabdoviruses Plum pox virus Pomovirus Potato virus Y Potexvirus Rice yellow mottle virus Sequiviruses Sobemovirus Tenuivirus Tobacco mosaic virus Tobamovirus Tobravirus Tomato leaf curl viruses from India Tombusviruses Tospovirus Tymoviruses Umbravirus Watermelon mosaic virus and ZYMV

Section 3. PLANT VIRUS DISEASES Cereal viruses: Maize and Corn Cereal viruses: Rice Cereal viruses: Wheat and Barley Emerging geminiviruses Emerging and reemerging virus diseases of plants Legume viruses Plant virus diseases: economic aspects Plant virus diseases: fruit trees and grapevine Plant virus diseases : ornamental plants Potato viruses Tobacco viruses Vegetable viruses

Section 4. FUNGAL VIRUSES Ascoviruses Barnaviruses Chrysoviruses Dicistroviruses Fungal viruses Hypovirulence Hypoviruses Mycoreoviruses Narnaviruses Partitiviruses of fungi Prions of yeast and fungi Retrotransposons of fungi Totiviruses Ustilago maydis viruses Yeast L-A virus

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van Regenmortel, Marc H.V.
Mahy, Brian W.J.
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