Recent Advances in Plant Virology

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Horizon Scientific Press, 2011 - Science - 412 pages
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Viruses that infect plants are responsible for reduction in both yield and quality of crops around the world, and thus are of great economic importance. This has provided the impetus for the extensive research into the molecular and cellular biology of these pathogens and into their interaction with their plant hosts and their vectors. However, interest in plant viruses extends beyond their ability to damage crops. Many plant viruses - for example, tobacco mosaic virus - have been used as model systems to provide basic understanding of how viruses express genes and replicate. Others permitted the elucidation of the processes underlying RNA silencing, now recognized as a core epigenetic mechanism underpinning numerous areas of biology. This book attests to the huge diversity of research in plant molecular virology. Written by world authorities in the field, the book opens with two chapters on the translation and replication of viral RNA. Following chapters cover topics such as viral movement within and between plants, plant responses to viral infection, antiviral control measures, virus evolution, and newly emerging plant viruses. The book concludes with two chapters on biotechnological applications of plant viruses. Throughout, the focus is on the most recent, cutting-edge research, making this book essential reading for everyone working with plant viruses.
 

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Contents

Replication of Plant RNA Viruses
19
Plasmodesmata as Active Conduits for Virus CelltoCell Movement
47
Systemic Movement of Viruses via the Plant Phloem
75
Functions of Virus and Host Factors During Vectormediated Transmission
103
RNA Silencing and the Interplay Between Plants and Viruses
121
Mechanism of Action of Viral Suppressors of RNA Silencing
137
Plant Resistance to Viruses Mediated by Translation Initiation Factors
177
Advanced Breeding for Virus Resistance in Plants
195
Population Dynamics and Genetics of Plant Infection by Viruses
263
Evolutionary Constraints on Emergence of Plant RNA Viruses
283
Emergence of Begomovirus Diseases
301
Genomic Approaches to Discovery of Viral Species Diversity
321
Endogenous Viral Sequences in Plant Genomes
343
Virus Particles and the Uses of Such Particles in Bio and Nanotechnology
363
Plant Viral Vectors for Protein Expression
387
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414

Sustainable Management of Plant Resistance to Viruses
219
Integrated Control Measures Against Viruses and their Vectors
237

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