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
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.
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.
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
Brome mosaic virus, good for an RNA virologist’s basic needs
C. Cheng Kao, K. Sivakumaran
Strawberry crinkle virus, a Cytorhabdovirus needing more attention from virologists
Karin I. Posthuma, Anthony N. Adams and Yiguo Hong
Barley yellow dwarf virus: Luteoviridae or Tombusviridae?
W. Allen Miller, Sijun Liu and Randy Beckett
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
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
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