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Cover for Virus diseases of tropical and subtropical crops.

This book aims to provide readers with the latest information on important virus diseases of crops in tropical and subtropical countries and the envisaged directions into the future of plant virus control. The volume comprises 18 chapters. The first chapter covers general information on the impact...

Author(s)
Tennant, P.; Fermin, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cucumber mosaic.

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) causes significant economic losses in several agricultural and horticultural crops worldwide. This chapter presents an overview of the features of the virus, including its genome properties, taxonomy, diversity, symptomatology, host range, transmission, economic...

Author(s)
Masarapu Hema; Pothur Sreenivasulu; Kumar, P. L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Papaya ringspot.

This chapter describes the disease symptoms, distribution, economic impact, taxonomy, strains, phylogenetics, transmitting aphid vectors, detection and control of Papaya ringspot virus. This virus has been thoroughly characterized at the biological and molecular levels, diagnostic systems are more...

Author(s)
Fermin, G.; Randle, M.; Tennant, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice tungro.

Rice tungro bacilliform virus (RTBV) and Rice tungro spherical virus (RTSV) are two viruses responsible for the rice tungro disease (RTD). This chapter summarizes what is known about the pathogens and the disease, and discusses the prospects of conventional and biotechnological approaches to...

Author(s)
Indranil Dasgupta
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potato mosaic and tuber necrosis.

Potato virus Y (PVY), the aetiological agent of potato mosaic or potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease (PTNRD), is the most economically important and devastating virus infecting potato crops worldwide. This chapter describes the aetiologic agent (including its host range, transmission and strain...

Author(s)
Chikh-Ali, M.; Karasev, A. V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yam mosaic.

This chapter describes the disease symptopms, distribution, economic impact, taxonomy, host range, transmission, detection methods (serological and nucleic acid-based assays), and management strategies of Yam mosaic virus (YMV). It is indicated that the successful management of yam mosaic disease,...

Author(s)
Eni, A. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Banana bunchy top.

Among diseases caused by viruses, banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) caused by Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) is considered to be the most serious disease affecting banana crops worldwide. This chapter describes the current distribution, transmission and aphid vector (Pentalonia nigronervosa) of...

Author(s)
Célestin, N.; Omondi, A. B.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava brown streak.

Cassava 'brown streak' disease (CBSD) is an economically important constraint in important cassava-growing areas of East, Central and Southern Africa. In addition to causing a dry necrotic rot in the tuberous roots of infected plants, which can render them inedible, CBSD depresses yields through...

Author(s)
Legg, J. P.; Kumar, P. L.; Kanju, E. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava mosaic.

Although cassava shows resilience against a myriad of pests and diseases, including several of viral aetiology, two virus disease complexes, cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease (CMD), are the major yield-limiting biotic constraints to its production in sub-Sahara Africa....

Author(s)
Alabi, O. J.; Mulenga, R. M.; Legg, J. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sugarcane mosaic.

This chapter presents the taxonomy, distribution, genetic diversity, disease symptoms, host range, transmission, economic importance, detection and control of Sugarcane mosaic virus which infects maize and sugarcane, as well as provide some insights into its evolution. Efforts to obtain resistance...

Author(s)
Silva-Rosales, L.; Alcalá-Briseño, R. I.; Espejel, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter

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