Potato virus Y: biodiversity, pathogenicity, epidemiology and management

  • Christophe Lacomme
  • Laurent Glais
  • Dirk U.  Bellstedt
  • Brice Dupuis
  • Alexander V.  Karasev
  • Emmanuel Jacquot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maruša Pompe-Novak, Christophe Lacomme
    Pages 21-42
  3. Laurent Glais, Dirk U. Bellstedt, Christophe Lacomme
    Pages 43-76
  4. Dirk U. Bellstedt, Laurent Glais, Kim Davie, Christophe Lacomme
    Pages 77-101
  5. Laurent Glais, Mohamad Chikh Ali, Alexander V. Karasev, Denis Kutnjak, Christophe Lacomme
    Pages 103-139
  6. Christophe Lacomme, Jon Pickup, Adrian Fox, Laurent Glais, Brice Dupuis, Thomas Steinger et al.
    Pages 141-176
  7. Brice Dupuis, Claude Bragard, Stuart Carnegie, John Kerr, Laurent Glais, Mathuresh Singh et al.
    Pages 177-206
  8. Jari P. T. Valkonen, Christiane Gebhardt, Ewa Zimnoch-Guzowska, Kazuo N. Watanabe
    Pages 207-241
  9. Benoît Moury, Vincent Simon, Chantal Faure, Laurence Svanella-Dumas, Armelle Marais, Thierry Candresse
    Pages 243-261

About this book


Potato virus Y (PVY) infects a wide host range mainly within the Solanaceae and is distributed worldwide. PVY is transmitted by more than 40 aphid species in a non persistent manner. Isolates of the PVY species are highly variable at biological, serological and molecular levels. Epidemiological studies have highlighted the emergence of distinct potato PVY variants able to induce necroses on potato tubers. Due to the lack of efficient resistance to PVY isolates inducing necrotic symptoms in cultivated varieties and the plant-to-plant transmission of isolates through the daughter tubers, PVY has become the most economically important virus for the potato industry. The review offers an overview of several decades of research on PVY but also focuses on the latest data obtained by expert on PVY worldwide on the biological characteristics of PVY, interactions between aphids-hosts, its evolution and management. Identified knowledge gaps to understand further PVY biology will be discussed.


Diagnostic Epidemiology Evolution Pathogenicity Virology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christophe Lacomme
    • 1
  • Laurent Glais
    • 2
  • Dirk U.  Bellstedt
    • 3
  • Brice Dupuis
    • 4
  • Alexander V.  Karasev
    • 5
  • Emmanuel Jacquot
    • 6
  1. 1.Virology & ZoologyScience and Advice for Scottish AgricultureEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.IGEPP, Agrocampus Ouest, INRAUniversité de Rennes 1Le RheuFrance
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryStellenbosch UniversityMatielandSouth Africa
  4. 4.Field cropsAgroscope Field cropsNyon 1Switzerland
  5. 5.Plant, Soil and Entomological SciencesUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA
  6. 6.UMR-BGPI TA A-54/KCIRADMontpellier Cedex 5France

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