Plant Viruses: Evolution and Management

  • Rajarshi Kumar Gaur
  • Nikolay Manchev Petrov
  • Basavaprabhu L. Patil
  • Mariya Ivanova Stoyanova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Surabhi Awasthi, Reshu Chauhan, Raghvendra P. Narayan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nikolay Manchev Petrov
    Pages 19-30
  4. Rajrani Ruhel, R. Vinoth Kumar, Supriya Chakraborty
    Pages 39-51
  5. Susheel Kumar Sharma, V. K. Baranwal, S. S. Roy, P. Vignesh Kumar, N. Prakash
    Pages 73-87
  6. Koushlesh Ranjan, Riaz Ahmed Siddique, Mahesh Kumar Bharti, Jitender Singh
    Pages 131-144
  7. Vanita Chandel, Manoj Kumar Singh, Aruna Jangid, Shikha Dhatwalia
    Pages 145-169
  8. L. Mahatma, M. K. Mahatma, J. R. Pandya, R. K. Solanki, V. A. Solanki
    Pages 171-188
  9. Ritesh Mishra, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, Basavaprabhu L. Patil
    Pages 189-203
  10. Rakesh Kumar Verma, Ritesh Mishra, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur
    Pages 205-214
  11. T. Radhakrishnan, P. P. Thirumalaisamy, K. Vemana, A. Kumar, A. L. Rathnakumar
    Pages 253-271
  12. Bharati N. Bhat, D. Raja Ram Reddy
    Pages 273-288
  13. Savarni Tripathi, Basavaprabhu L. Patil, Raj Verma
    Pages 289-308
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


This book focuses on the evolution of plant viruses, their molecular classification, epidemics and management, covering topics relating to evolutionary mechanisms, viral ecology and emergence, appropriate analysis methods, and the role of evolution in taxonomy. The currently emerging virus species are increasingly becoming a threat to our way of life, both economically and physically. Plant viruses are particularly significant as they affect our food supply and are capable of rapidly spreading to new plant species. In basic research, plant viruses have become useful models to analyze the molecular biology of plant gene regulation and cell-cell communication. The small size of DNA genome of viruses possesses minimal coding capacity and replicates in the host cell nucleus with the help of host plant cellular machinery. Thus, studying virus cellular processes provides a good basis for explaining DNA replication, transcription, mRNA processing, protein expression and gene silencing in plants. A better understanding of these cellular processes will help us design antiviral strategies for plants.

The book provides in-depth information on plant virus gene interactions with hosts, localization and expression and the latest advances in our understanding of plant virus evolution, their responses and crop improvement. Combining characterization of plant viruses and disease management and presenting them together makes it easy to compare all aspects of resistance, tolerance and management strategies. As such, it is a useful resource for molecular biologists and plant virologists alike.


Plant Virus Plant Virus Evolution Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) Crop management Virus recombination

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajarshi Kumar Gaur
    • 1
  • Nikolay Manchev Petrov
    • 2
  • Basavaprabhu L. Patil
    • 3
  • Mariya Ivanova Stoyanova
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biosciences, College of Arts, Science and CommerceMody University of Science and TechnologySikarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plant Protection, Section of PhytopathologyInstitute of Soil Science, Agrotechnologies and Plant Protection “Nikola Pushkarov”SofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant BiotechnologyLBS Centre, IARI CampusDelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhytopathologyInstitute of Soil Science, Agrotechnologies and Plant Protection “Nikola Pushkarov”SofiaBulgaria

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