Plant viruses

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  1. Research

    The proposed new species, cacao red vein virus, and three previously recognized badnavirus species are associated with cacao swollen shoot disease

    Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV), Cacao swollen shoot CD virus (CSSCDV), and Cacao swollen shoot Togo A virus (CSSTAV) cause cacao swollen shoot disease (CSSD) in West Africa. During 2...

    Nomatter Chingandu, Koffie Kouakou, Romain Aka, George Ameyaw, Osman A. Gutierrez, Hans-Werner Herrmann and Judith K. Brown

    Virology Journal 2017 14:199

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  2. Research

    Viral metagenomics of aphids present in bean and maize plots on mixed-use farms in Kenya reveals the presence of three dicistroviruses including a novel Big Sioux River virus-like dicistrovirus

    Aphids are major vectors of plant viruses. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) are important crops that are vulnerable to aphid herbivory and aphid-transmitted viruses. In East and Central...

    Francis O. Wamonje, George N. Michuki, Luke A. Braidwood, Joyce N. Njuguna, J. Musembi Mutuku, Appolinaire Djikeng, Jagger J. W. Harvey and John P. Carr

    Virology Journal 2017 14:188

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  3. Research

    Co-infection of two reoviruses increases both viruses accumulation in rice by up-regulating of viroplasm components and movement proteins bilaterally and RNA silencing suppressor unilaterally

    Synergism between southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) and rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV) not only aggravates disease symptoms but also enhances their vector acquisition efficiencies by increasing...

    Shu Li, Tong Zhang, Yingzhi Zhu and Guohui Zhou

    Virology Journal 2017 14:150

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  4. Research

    Occurrence of a novel mastrevirus in sugarcane germplasm collections in Florida, Guadeloupe and Réunion

    In Africa and Asia, sugarcane is the host of at least seven different virus species in the genus Mastrevirus of the family Geminiviridae. However, with the exception of Sugarcane white streak virus in Barbados, n...

    Wardatou Boukari, Ricardo I. Alcalá-Briseño, Simona Kraberger, Emmanuel Fernandez, Denis Filloux, Jean-Heinrich Daugrois, Jack C. Comstock, Jean-Michel Lett, Darren P. Martin, Arvind Varsani, Philippe Roumagnac, Jane E. Polston and Philippe C. Rott

    Virology Journal 2017 14:146

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  5. Research

    The effects of potato virus Y-derived virus small interfering RNAs of three biologically distinct strains on potato (Solanum tuberosum) transcriptome

    Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most economically important pathogen of potato that is present as biologically distinct strains. The virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) f...

    Lindani Moyo, Shunmugiah V. Ramesh, Madhu Kappagantu, Neena Mitter, Vidyasagar Sathuvalli and Hanu R. Pappu

    Virology Journal 2017 14:129

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Short Report

    Variability in P1 gene redefines phylogenetic relationships among cassava brown streak viruses

    Cassava brown streak disease is emerging as the most important viral disease of cassava in Africa, and is consequently a threat to food security. Two distinct species of the genus Ipomovirus (family Potyviridae) ...

    Willard Mbewe, Fred Tairo, Peter Sseruwagi, Joseph Ndunguru, Siobain Duffy, Ssetumba Mukasa, Ibrahim Benesi, Samar Sheat, Marianne Koerbler and Stephan Winter

    Virology Journal 2017 14:118

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  7. Research

    Development and application of triple antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for begomovirus detection using monoclonal antibodies against Tomato yellow leaf curl Thailand virus

    Tomato yellow leaf curl Thailand virus, TYLCTHV, is a begomovirus that causes severe losses of tomato crops in Thailand as well as several countries in Southeast and East Asia. The dev...

    Channarong Seepiban, Saengsoon Charoenvilaisiri, Nuchnard Warin, Anjana Bhunchoth, Namthip Phironrit, Bencharong Phuangrat, Orawan Chatchawankanphanich, Supat Attathom and Oraprapai Gajanandana

    Virology Journal 2017 14:99

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  8. Research

    Development of a simplified RT-PCR without RNA isolation for rapid detection of RNA viruses in a single small brown planthopper (Laodelphax striatellus Fallén)

    The small brown planthopper (SBPH) is an important pest of cereal crops and acts as a transmission vector for multiple RNA viruses. Rapid diagnosis of virus in the vector is crucial for efficient forecast and ...

    Qiufang Xu, Haoqiu Liu, Pingping Yuan, Xiaoxia Zhang, Qingqing Chen, Xuanli Jiang and Yijun Zhou

    Virology Journal 2017 14:90

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  9. Research

    Development of a microarray for simultaneous detection and differentiation of different tospoviruses that are serologically related to Tomato spotted wilt virus

    Tospoviruses, the plant-infecting genus in the family Bunyaviridae, are thrips borne and cause severe agricultural losses worldwide. Based on the serological relationships of the structural nucleocapsid protein (...

    Lu-Yuan Liu, He-Yi Ye, Tsang-Hai Chen and Tsung-Chi Chen

    Virology Journal 2017 14:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  10. Research

    RNA-seq-based digital gene expression analysis reveals modification of host defense responses by rice stripe virus during disease symptom development in Arabidopsis

    Virus infection induces and suppresses host gene expression on a global level. Rice stripe virus (RSV) is the type species of the genus Tenuivirus and infects rice and Arabidopsis plants. Microarray-based and nex...

    Feng Sun, Peng Fang, Juan Li, Linlin Du, Ying Lan, Tong Zhou, Yongjian Fan, Wenbiao Shen and Yijun Zhou

    Virology Journal 2016 13:202

    Published on: 2 December 2016

  11. Short report

    Self-assembly of hexahistidine-tagged tobacco etch virus capsid protein into microfilaments that induce IgG2-specific response against a soluble porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus chimeric protein

    Assembly of recombinant capsid proteins into virus-like particles (VLPs) still represents an interesting challenge in virus-based nanotechnologies. The structure of VLPs has gained importance for the developme...

    Carlos Alberto Manuel-Cabrera, Alba Adriana Vallejo-Cardona, Eduardo Padilla-Camberos, Rodolfo Hernández-Gutiérrez, Sara Elisa Herrera-Rodríguez and Abel Gutiérrez-Ortega

    Virology Journal 2016 13:196

    Published on: 29 November 2016

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