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Cover for Applied plant virology.

This book provides a resource for the study of viruses and the diseases they cause, with a particular emphasis on applied biology. The first four chapters of the book focus on the virus agents themselves, introducing plant viruses and their impact; discussing their morphology, classification, and...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welcome to plant viruses.

Plant viruses are important pathogens inducing significant disease in agricultural and horticultural crops. Losses are often measured in direct economic terms, but equally important are the indirect economic costs, and the social and environmental costs of disease. This chapter provides a brief...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Virus structures and names.

This chapter focuses on virus structures, composition, genomes, and major virus-encoded genes. It also looks at formal virus nomenclature, which helps to define the range of relationships of plant-infecting viruses. It introduces the viroids and other curious nucleic acid molecules associated with...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant virus pathogenicity cycles: host invasion and disease induction.

Viruses are small and relatively simple genetic entities, compared to the cellular life forms; yet their means of replication and host invasion is highly complex. Viruses have evolved specific and highly novel mechanisms to efficiently encode and transcribe essential genes within the minimum of...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Virus transmission: getting around.

This chapter reviews how plant viruses move between plant hosts. The different methods used by virus pathogens to move between host plants are described, which include invertebrate (insects, mites, and nematodes), fungi and protozoa vectors. The different mechanisms of association between viruses...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant virus ecology and epidemiology.

Plant virus ecology and epidemiology are interrelated but distinct concepts, the former concentrating on the virus population within the environment, the latter on the complex association between the virus and its plant host resulting in disease, and the factors that influence virus spread within...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis and detection methods.

This chapter not only describes some of the laboratory methods commonly used to identify specific plant viruses, but also discusses procedures for gathering evidence of factors associated with disease that will aid practical plant virus-induced disease diagnosis in the field. Tabulated data are...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of virus disease: virus and vectors.

This chapter summarizes an array of management tools that may be used to reduce virus inoculum and to control virus spread through vector management, two important cornerstones of the disease triangle. Breaking the interactions between virus source, susceptible host (including weed hosts), and...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of virus disease: host resistance.

There are broadly three major forms of host resistance: non-host resistance where interactions between virus and host always fail; cultivar resistance driven by host resistance genes interacting with virus virulence factors; and induced resistance, the result of chemical or biological triggering of ...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644257)
Type
Book chapter