Plant Virus Evolution

  • Marilyn J. Roossinck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fernando García-Arenal, Aurora Fraile
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alison G. Power
    Pages 15-26
  4. Maria R. Rojas, Robert L. Gilbertson
    Pages 27-51
  5. Thomas Hohn, Katja R. Richert-Pöggeler, Christina Staginnus, Glyn Harper, Trude Schwarzacher, Chee How Teo et al.
    Pages 53-81
  6. Robert A. Owens
    Pages 83-108
  7. Justin S. Pita, Marilyn J. Roossinck
    Pages 109-121
  8. Akhtar Ali, Marilyn J. Roossinck
    Pages 123-131
  9. Peter D. Nagy
    Pages 133-156
  10. Marilyn J. Roossinck
    Pages 157-164
  11. Marcos Pérez-Losada, Megan Porter, Keith A. Crandall
    Pages 165-204
  12. Anne-Lise Haenni
    Pages 205-217
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 219-223

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive look at the field of plant virus evolution. Individual chapters, written by experts in the field, cover plant virus ecology, emerging viruses, plant viruses that integrate into the host genome, population biology, evolutionary mechanisms and appropriate methods for analysis. It covers RNA viruses, DNA viruses, pararetroviruses and viroids. The book summarizes the recent advances in our understanding of genetic bottlenecks, mutation rates and RNA recombination. It presents a number of ideas that are thought-provoking and make excellent discussion points. It is rounded out by a description of the history of plant virus evolution studies, and the link between evolution and taxonomy. Plant Virus Evolution provides an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers and students in the fields of plant virology and virus evolution.


Mutation Pflanzen Pflanzenvirologie RNA Viren aufkommende Viren biology ecology evolution plant plants recombination taxonomy virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Marilyn J. Roossinck
    • 1
  1. 1.The Samuel Roberts Noble FoundationArdmoreUSA

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