The Plant Viruses

The Rod-Shaped Plant Viruses

  • M. H. V. Van Regenmortel
  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat

Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tobamoviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. A. C. Bloomer, P. J. G. Butler
      Pages 19-57
    3. Satyabrata Sarkar
      Pages 59-77
    4. M. H. V. Van Regenmortel
      Pages 79-104
    5. Peter Palukaitis, Milton Zaitlin
      Pages 105-131
    6. G. V. Gooding Jr.
      Pages 133-152
    7. J. R. Edwardson, R. G. Christie
      Pages 153-166
    8. Adrian Gibbs
      Pages 167-180
    9. Alan A. Brunt
      Pages 181-204
    10. Carl Wetter
      Pages 205-219
    11. Carl Wetter
      Pages 221-232
    12. J. R. Edwardson, F. W. Zettler
      Pages 233-247
    13. Anupam Varma
      Pages 249-266
    14. Yoshimi Okada
      Pages 267-281
    15. Alan A. Brunt
      Pages 283-302
  3. Fungus-Transmitted and Similar Labile Rod-Shaped Viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Alan A. Brunt, Eishiro Shikata
      Pages 305-335
  4. Tobraviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. B. D. Harrison, D. J. Robinson
      Pages 339-369
  5. Hordeiviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. T. W. Carroll
      Pages 373-395
    3. J. G. Atabekov, V. V. Dolja
      Pages 397-420
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-424

About this book


This volume of the series The Plant Viruses is devoted to viruses with rod-shaped particles belonging to the following four groups: the toba­ moviruses (named after tobacco mosaic virus), the tobraviruses (after to­ bacco rattle), the hordeiviruses (after the latin hordeum in honor of the type member barley stripe mosaic virus), and the not yet officially rec­ ognized furoviruses (fungus-transmitted rod-shaped viruses, Shirako and Brakke, 1984). At present these clusters of plant viruses are called groups instead of genera or families as is customary in other areas of virology. This pe­ culiarity of plant viral taxonomy (Matthews, 1982) is due to the fact that the current Plant Virus Subcommittee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses is deeply split on what to call the categories or ranks used in virus classification. Some plant virologists believe that the species concept cannot be applied to viruses because this concept, according to them, necessarily involves sexual reproduction and genetic isolation (Milne, 1984; Murant, 1985). This belief no doubt stems from the fact that these authors restrict the use of the term species to biological species. According to them, a collection of similar viral isolates and strains does constitute an individ­ ual virus, i. e. , it is a taxonomy entity separate from other individual viruses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. H. V. Van Regenmortel
    • 1
  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular and Cellular BiologyStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Biology and Virus LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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