Organization and Expression of Potyviral Genes

  • J. G. Shaw
  • A. G. Hunt
  • T. P. Pirone
  • R. E. Rhoads
Conference paper


The potyviruses have long been favored subjects for study by plant virologists. They constitute the most numerous of the three dozen or so groups of plant viruses, and collectively are responsible for more damage to the world’s crop plants than is caused by the viruses of most of if not all the other groups. This was rather dramatically illustrated by a recently conducted international election of “favorite” filamentous plant viruses among several eminent virologists in which the potyviruses emerged with a clear “victory” (Milne, 1988). The ecological and epidemiological aspects of diseases caused by potyviruses, with their many fascinating but varied and complex considerations, have also prompted the major efforts in research that have been directed over many years to this group of viruses.


Coat Protein Potato Virus Tobacco Etch Virus Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Cylindrical Inclusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Shaw
    • 1
  • A. G. Hunt
    • 2
  • T. P. Pirone
    • 1
  • R. E. Rhoads
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plant AgronomyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plant BiochemistryUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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