Nematode Vectors of Plant Viruses

  • F. Lamberti
  • C. E. Taylor
  • J. W. Seinhorst

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. Coomans
    Pages 15-37
  3. Michel Luc
    Pages 39-52
  4. David J. Hooper
    Pages 91-101
  5. P. A. A. Loof
    Pages 103-127
  6. D. Roggen
    Pages 129-137
  7. Peter L. Lippens
    Pages 159-178
  8. W. M. Robertson, C. E. Taylor
    Pages 195-202
  9. C. E. Taylor, W. M. Robertson
    Pages 253-276
  10. F. E. Caveness, R. M. Gilmer, R. J. Williams
    Pages 289-290
  11. Bernhard Weischer
    Pages 291-307
  12. A. L. Winfield, D. A. Cooke
    Pages 309-341
  13. J. W. Seinhorst
    Pages 409-421
  14. I. J. Thomason, Michael McKenry
    Pages 423-439
  15. T. J. W. Alphey, J. I. Cooper, B. D. Harrison
    Pages 441-441
  16. D. P. Weingartner, J. R. Shumaker, G. C. Smart Jr.
    Pages 443-444
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 451-460

About this book


Although nematodes had long been suspected as vectors of soil­ borne plant diseases, unequivocal proof of their implication was not forthcoming until 1958 when Professor William Hewitt and his colleagues in California demonstrated experimentally that Xiphinema ~ was the vector of grapevine fanleaf virus. This opened up a new and exciting field in plant pathology and discoveries quickly followed of other nematode species associated with soil-borne diseases of many different crops and in several countries. After the initial enthusiasm of discovering new vectors and new viruses there followed a period of consolidation in which research workers sought answers to tantalising questions about the location of the virus within the nematode, the factors governing the close speci­ ficity between virus and vector; and more mundane but equally important and compelling questions about life cycles, geographical distribution, host relations, morphology and taxonomy. No other group of nematodes has attracted such a concentrated effort involv­ ing many different scientific specialisations and yielding so much progress in a relatively short time. The NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Riva dei Tessali, Italy, during 19 May to 2 June, 1974, provided the forum for a critical discussion of all aspects of biology of virus vector nema­ todes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Lamberti
    • 1
  • C. E. Taylor
    • 2
  • J. W. Seinhorst
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratorio di NematologiaAgrariaBariItaly
  2. 2.Scottish HorticulturalResearch InstituteDundeeScotland
  3. 3.Institut voor PlantenZiektenkundigWageningenNetherlands

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