Molecular Plant Pathology

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Edited By: Marty Dickman

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Online ISSN: 1364-3703

Associated Title(s): Plant Pathology

Pathogen Profiles - Viruses and Viroids

Pathogen Profile Viruses and Viroids

This virtual issue of Molecular Plant Pathology contains Pathogen Profiles of plant viruses and viroids. Each review contains a brief summary, which can include pathogen taxonomy, life cycle and host range. Disease symptoms and strategies for disease management may also be presented. Useful websites are often listed here. Each review then goes on to discuss the particular pathogen in detail, presenting the latest research and strategies for future work.

Pathogen Profile Viruses and Viroids

Plant viruses and viroids cause huge losses in crop production worldwide. The symptoms associated with disease include leaf discolouration and distortion, and abnormal plant growth such as deformed flowers and fruit.

Virus genomes display startling economy, manipulating their host cell’s machinery to produce protein or to replicate. Unable to live outside a host, plant viruses have evolved complex relationships with vectors such as insects, mites and nematodes to ensure their delivery into plant cells.

These Pathogen Profiles set out our understanding of plant viruses and viroids in a clear and accessible way. They are ideal for research or teaching purposes.

Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus: a legume-infecting Emaravirus from South Asia
Basavaprabhu L. Patil and P. Lava Kumar

Iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae): from obscurity to research priority
Sudeep Bag, Howard F. Schwartz, Christopher S. Cramer, Michael J. Havey and Hanu R. Pappu

Potato virus Y: a major crop pathogen that has provided major insights into the evolution of viral pathogenicity 
Julie Quenouille, Nikon Vassilakos and Benoît Moury

Bacilliform DNA-containing plant viruses in the tropics: commonalities within a genetically diverse group
Basanta K. Borah, Shweta Sharma, Ravi Kant, A. M. Anthony Johnson, Divi Venkata Ramana Saigopal and Indranil Dasgupta

Plum pox virus and sharka: a model potyvirus and a major disease
Juan Antonio García, Miroslav Glasa, Mariano Cambra and Thierry Candresse

Cucumber mosaic virus: viral genes as virulence determinants
Tomofumi Mochizuki and Satoshi T. Ohki

Brome mosaic virus, good for an RNA virologist’s basic needs
C. Cheng Kao, K. Sivakumaran

Tomato spotted wilt virus—positive steps towards negative success
Scott Adkins

Strawberry crinkle virus, a Cytorhabdovirus needing more attention from virologists
Karin I. Posthuma, Anthony N. Adams and Yiguo Hong

Cucumber mosaic virus, a model for RNA virus evolution
Marilyn J. Roossinck

Tobacco mosaic virus, not just a single component virus anymore
Elisabeth Knapp and Dennis J. Lewandowski

Barley yellow dwarf virus: Luteoviridae or Tombusviridae?
W. Allen Miller, Sijun Liu and Randy Beckett

Turnip mosaic virus and the quest for durable resistance
John A. Walsh and Carol E. Jenner

Cowpea mosaic virus: effects on host cell processes
Jeroen Pouwels, Jan E. Carette, Jan Van Lent and Joan Wellink

Cauliflower mosaic virus: still in the news
Muriel Haas, Marina Bureau, Angèle Geldreich, Pierre Yot and Mario Keller

Alfalfa mosaic virus: coat protein-dependent initiation of infection
John F. Bol

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus, the intracellular dynamics of a plant DNA virus
Yedidya Gafni

Potato leafroll virus: a classic pathogen shows some new tricks
Michael Taliansky, Mike A. Mayo and Hugh Barker

Beet yellows virus: the importance of being different
Valerian V. Dolja

Turnip vein-clearing virus, from pathogen to host expression profile
Ulrich Melcher

Cotton leaf curl disease, a multicomponent begomovirus complex
Rob W. Briddon

Black currant reversion virus, a mite-transmitted nepovirus
Petri Susi

Turnip yellow mosaic virus: transfer RNA mimicry, chloroplasts and a C-rich genome
Theo W. Dreher

Beet poleroviruses: close friends or distant relatives?
Mark Stevens, Benjamin Freeman, Hsing Yeh Liu, Etienne Herrbach and Olivier Lemaire

Chlorovirus: a genus of Phycodnaviridae that infects certain chlorella-like green algae
Ming Kang, David D. Dunigan and James L. Van Etten

Tomato bushy stunt virus: a resilient model system to study virus–plant interactions
Yoshimi Yamamura and Herman B. Scholthof

Peach latent mosaic viroid: not so latent
Ricardo Flores, Sonia Delgado, María-Elena Rodio, Silvia Ambrós, Carmen Hernández and Francesco Di Serio

Zucchini yellow mosaic virus: insect transmission and pathogenicity —the tails of two proteins
Amit Gal-On

Legume yellow mosaic viruses: genetically isolated begomoviruses
Javaria Qazi, Muhammad Ilyas, Shahid Mansoor and Rob W. Briddon

Potato spindle tuber viroid: the simplicity paradox resolved?
Robert A. Owens

Lettuce mosaic virus: from pathogen diversity to host interactors
Sylvie German-Retana, Jocelyne Walter And Olivier Le Gall

Papaya ringspot virus-P: characteristics, pathogenicity, sequence variability and control
Savarni Tripathi, Jon Y. Suzuki, Stephen A. Ferreira and Dennis Gonsalves

Maize streak virus: an old and complex ‘emerging’ pathogen
Dionne N. Shepherd, Darren P. Martin, Eric Van Der Walt, Kyle Dent, Arvind Varsani And Edward P. Rybicki

Pepino mosaic virus: a successful pathogen that rapidly evolved from emerging to endemic in tomato crops
Inge M. Hanssen And Bart P. H. J. Thomma

Tomato yellow leaf curl viruses: ménage à trois between the virus complex, the plant and the whitefly vector
Juan Antonio Díaz-Pendón, M. Carmen Cañizares, Enrique Moriones, Eduardo R. Bejarano, Henryk Czosnek And Jesús Navas-Castillo

Bean dwarf mosaic virus: a model system for the study of viral movement
Avner Levy and Tzvi Tzfira