Current Research Topics in Plant Virology

  • Aiming Wang
  • Xueping Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tibor Csorba, József Burgyán
    Pages 1-33
  3. Jun Jiang, Jean-François Laliberté
    Pages 67-85
  4. Steven A. Whitham, M. R. Hajimorad
    Pages 87-111
  5. Maria R. Rojas, Minor R. Maliano, Juliana O. de Souza, Marcela Vasquez-Mayorga, Mônica A. de Macedo, Byung-Kook Ham et al.
    Pages 113-152
  6. Jang-Kyun Seo, Kook-Hyung Kim
    Pages 153-172
  7. Lingrui Zhang, Aiming Wang
    Pages 173-195
  8. Anthony Stobbe, Marilyn J. Roossinck
    Pages 197-215
  9. Clare L. Casteel, Bryce W. Falk
    Pages 217-240
  10. Xiuling Yang, Bi Wang, Fangfang Li, Qiuying Yang, Xueping Zhou
    Pages 251-269
  11. Xiaorong Tao, Xueping Zhou, Jia Li
    Pages 271-294

About this book


This book written by international authorities in the field consists of 14 chapters, summarizing the most recent progress in the major plant virus research areas, pointing out current challenges and discussing future prospects. This book is an ideal reference book for teachers, senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and scientists who are interested in plant biology, microbiology, pathology and virology. Since the discovery of the first virus tobacco mosaic virus in 1890s, virology has become a subject of science. As an obligate intracellular parasite, virus virtually infects all living organisms and exclusively lives and multiplies in its host cells. Viral infections cause significant losses. In plants, virus infections often reduce crop yields drastically and deteriorate crop quality. As a major branch of virology, plant virology studies plant viruses, aimed at the development of novel antiviral strategies and beneficial uses of viruses. Its core is constituted of the viral life cycle, virus-host biology, viral pathogenesis, immunity to viruses, virus structure, and virus evolution and ecology. Since 1980s, numerous milestone findings in plant virology, such as transcriptional promoters (i.e., the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter), terminations, translational enhancers, and virus-induced gene silencing and suppression of gene silencing, and viral cell-to-cell movement and systemic spread,  has contributed enormously to the advancement and development of modern biology and plant biotechnology. More recently, various breakthroughs have led to the rapid advance of this subject.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Aiming Wang
    • 1
  • Xueping Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.London Research and Development CentreAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaLondonCanada
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Biology of PlanChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina

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