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Viral Transport in Plants

  • Editors
  • Elisabeth Waigmann
  • Manfred Heinlein
  • Combines the up-to-date views and brings a multi-facetted snap-shot of the actual state of knowledge


Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Stéphane Blanc
    Pages 1-28
  3. E. Waigmann, M. Curin, M. Heinlein
    Pages 29-62
  4. Christophe Ritzenthaler, Christina Hofmann
    Pages 63-83
  5. Shoko Ueki, Vitaly Citovsky
    Pages 85-118
  6. Biao Ding, Asuka Itaya
    Pages 119-126
  7. Thomas Hohn, Rashid Akbergenov, Mikhail M. Pooggin
    Pages 127-157
  8. Tyrell Carr, Steven A. Whitham
    Pages 159-183
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-188

About this book


Intercellular communication in plants plays pivotal roles in coordination and control of development and defence responses and involves the trafficking of RNA and protein macromolecules through cytoplasmic cell wall channels termed plasmodesmata. Viruses pirate this existing macromolecular transport pathway to spread infection and, therefore, represent important tools to investigate the cellular mechanisms that govern intercellular communication. The book provides a state of the art overview of the intricate functional virus:host relationships that allow a virus or viroid to move cell-to-cell and systemically through the plant, as well as from plant to plant, and, thus, to spread infection. The book also illustrates the mechanisms by which viruses overcome plant defence responses, such as RNA silencing. Arabidopsis is introduced as a plant host eminently suitable for genetic approaches to identify novel players in plant:virus interactions.


Biochemie, Pflanzen Molekularbiologie, Pflanzen Pflanzenbiologie Pflanzengenetik Pflanzenvirologie Pflanzenzelle, Biology RNA Transport plant biochemistry plant biology plant cell biology plant genetics plant molecular biology plant virology

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