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Plant viruses

Section Editor: Chikara Masuta, Hokkaido University, Japan
Deputy Section Editor: Supriya Chakraborty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

The Plant viruses section of Virology Journal covers studies on all aspects of plant viruses including viral structure, gene function, genetics, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis, epidemiology, host resistance, RNA silencing and so on. Also this section publishes studies involving useful methodological application such as diagnostic technology and metagenomics.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Hevea brasiliensis is an important commercial crop due to the high quality of the latex it produces; however, little is known about viral infections in this plant. The only virus described to infect H. brasiliens...

    Authors: Paula L. C. Fonseca, Fernanda Badotti, Tatiana F. P. de Oliveira, Antônio Fonseca, Aline B. M. Vaz, Luiz M. R. Tomé, Jônatas S. Abrahão, João T. Marques, Giliane S. Trindade, Priscila Chaverri, Eric R. G. R. Aguiar and Aristóteles Góes-Neto

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:184

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    Viral disease has become the most severe constraint for the cultivation and production of Passiflora edulis in China. The infection of Telosma mosaic virus (TeMV), a potyvirus, and its effects on the phytochemica...

    Authors: Shuangshuang Chen, Nannan Yu, Shaohuan Yang, Baoping Zhong and Hanhong Lan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:168

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  3. Content type: Research

    The non-translated regions at the genome ends of RNA viruses serve diverse functions and can exhibit various levels of nucleotide (nt) heterogeneity. However, the extent of nt heterogeneity at the extreme term...

    Authors: Angel Y. S. Chen, Shizu Watanabe, Raymond Yokomi and James C. K. Ng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:141

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  4. Content type: Research

    Tobacco curly shoot virus (TbCSV) is a monopartite begomovirus associated with betasatellite (Tobacco curly shoot betasatellite, TbCSB), which causes serious leaf curl disease on tomato and tobacco in China. It i...

    Authors: Ke Li, Gentu Wu, Mingjun Li, Mingge Ma, Jiang Du, Miao Sun, Xianchao Sun and Ling Qing

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:138

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  5. Content type: Research

    Geminiviruses cause major losses to several economically important crops. Pedilanthus leaf curl virus (PeLCV) is a pathogenic geminivirus that appeared in the last decade and is continuously increasing its host r...

    Authors: Sara Shakir, Muhammad Shah Nawaz-ul-Rehman, Muhammad Mubin and Zulfiqar Ali

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:134

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) has a viral aetiology and is caused by viruses belonging to the genus Ipomovirus (family Potyviridae), Cassava brown streak virus (CBSV) and Ugandan cassava brown streak virus ...

    Authors: Esperance Munganyinka, Paolo Margaria, Samar Sheat, Elijah M. Ateka, Fred Tairo, Joseph Ndunguru and Stephan Winter

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:128

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  7. Content type: Research

    Rice stripe virus (RSV) belongs to the genus Tenuivirus. It is transmitted by small brown planthoppers in a persistent and circulative-propagative manner and causes rice stripe disease (RSD). The NS3 protein of R...

    Authors: Gentu Wu, Guixian Zheng, Qiao Hu, Mingge Ma, Mingjun Li, Xianchao Sun, Fei Yan and Ling Qing

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:105

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  8. Content type: Short report

    Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus (CCYV), a bipartite crinivirus, causes chlorotic leaf spots and yellowing symptoms on cucurbit leaves. We previously developed an infectious clone of CCYV. Limited work has been c...

    Authors: Ying Wei, Xiaoyu Han, Zhenyue Wang, Qinsheng Gu, Honglian Li, Linlin Chen, Bingjian Sun and Yan Shi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:93

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  9. Content type: Research

    Maize lethal necrosis is caused by a synergistic co-infection of Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and a specific member of the Potyviridae, such as Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV), Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSM...

    Authors: Mwathi Jane Wamaitha, Deepti Nigam, Solomon Maina, Francesca Stomeo, Anne Wangai, Joyce Njoki Njuguna, Timothy A. Holton, Bramwel W. Wanjala, Mark Wamalwa, Tanui Lucas, Appolinaire Djikeng and Hernan Garcia-Ruiz

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:90

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  10. Content type: Research

    In China, the rice pathogen Rice yellow stunt virus (RYSV), a member of the genus Nucleorhabdovirus in the family Rhabdoviridae, was a severe threat to rice production during the1960s and1970s. Fundamental aspect...

    Authors: Haitao Wang, Juan Wang, Yunjie Xie, Zhijun Fu, Taiyun Wei and Xiao-Feng Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:72

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    The Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) was first reported in the 1980s, having its occurrence limited to Brazil and Argentina. Due to an apparent mild severity in the past, molecular studies concerning TCSV we...

    Authors: Reina Teresa Martínez, Mariana Martins Severo de Almeida, Rosalba Rodriguez, Athos Silva de Oliveira, Fernando Lucas Melo and Renato Oliveira Resende

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:24

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  12. Content type: Research

    Tomato zonate spot virus (TZSV), a new species of genus Tospovirus, caused significant losses in yield and problems in quality of many important vegetables and ornamentals in Southwest China and posed a serious t...

    Authors: Yanbing Niu, Defu Wang, Liyan Cui, Baoxia Wang, Xiaojing Pang and Peixia Yu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:15

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  13. Content type: Research

    Plant viruses in agricultural crops are of great concern worldwide, and over 75% of them are transmitted from infected to healthy plants by insect vectors. Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a begomovirus, ...

    Authors: Liang Geng, Li-Xin Qian, Ruo-Xuan Shao, Yin-Quan Liu, Shu-Sheng Liu and Xiao-Wei Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:14

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  14. Content type: Research

    Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) of the genus Sobemovirus is the most important viral pathogen of rice causing more damage to rice crop in Sub Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to conduct pathogenic charac...

    Authors: Regis Dimitri Sokpe Longue, Valentin Stanislas Edgar Traore, Innocent Zinga, Maxwell Darko Asante, Zakaria Bouda, James Bouma Neya, Nicolas Barro and Oumar Traore

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    Small RNA (sRNA) associated gene regulation has been shown to play a significant role during plant-pathogen interaction. In commercial citrus orchards co-infection of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) and viroids oc...

    Authors: Marike Visser, Glynnis Cook, Johan T. Burger and Hans J. Maree

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:200

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:199

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:188

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  18. Content type: Research

    In recent years, two of the crinivirus, Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) and Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus (CCYV) have gained increasing attention due to their rapid spread and devastating impacts on vegetable pr...

    Authors: Xin Tang, Xiaobin Shi, Deyong Zhang, Fan Li, Fei Yan, Youjun Zhang, Yong Liu and Xuguo Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:169

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  19. Content type: Research

    Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) is one of the most widespread and economically important virus infecting both crop and ornamental species of the family Brassicaceae. TuMV isolates can be cl...

    Authors: Xiangdong Li, Tiansheng Zhu, Xiao Yin, Chengling Zhang, Jia Chen, Yanping Tian and Jinliang Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:165

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  20. Content type: Research

    Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) has spread from the south of China to the north of Vietnam in the past few years, and has severely influenced rice production. However, previous study of tradi...

    Authors: Lu Yu, Jing Shi, Lianlian Cao, Guoping Zhang, Wenli Wang, Deyu Hu and Baoan Song

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:155

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  21. Content type: Research

    Tomato zonate spot virus (TZSV), a dominant species of thrips-transmitted orthotospoviruses in Yunnan and Guangxi provinces in China, causes significant loss of yield in lots of crops ...

    Authors: Changjun Huang, Yupeng Cun, Haiqin Yu, Zhijun Tong, Bingguang Xiao, Zhongbang Song, Bingwu Wang, Yongping Li and Yong Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:153

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  22. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Shu Li, Tong Zhang, Yingzhi Zhu and Guohui Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:150

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  23. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:146

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:129

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    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) ...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:118

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  26. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:99

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  27. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:90

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) is a major constraint to cassava production in sub-Saharan Africa. Under field conditions, evaluation for resistance to CMD takes 12–18 months, often conducted across multiple year...

    Authors: Getu Beyene, Raj Deepika Chauhan and Nigel J. Taylor

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:47

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  29. Content type: Research

    Virus-derived siRNAs (vsiRNAs)-mediated RNA silencing plays important roles in interaction between plant viruses and their hosts. Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) is a newly emerged devastating r...

    Authors: Donglin Xu and Guohui Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:27

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  30. Content type: Research

    Tomato mottle mosaic virus (ToMMV) is a recently identified species in the genus Tobamovirus and was first reported from a greenhouse tomato sample collected in Mexico in 2013. In Augu...

    Authors: Yueyue Li, Yang Wang, John Hu, Long Xiao, Guanlin Tan, Pingxiu Lan, Yong Liu and Fan Li

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:15

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  31. Content type: Research

    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 (...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:1

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  32. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:202

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  33. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:196

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    Brassica yellows virus (BrYV), proposed to be a new polerovirus species, three distinct genotypes (BrYV-A, BrYV-B and BrYV-C) have been described. This study was to develop a simple, rapid, sensitive, cost-eff...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Yanmei Peng, Ying Wang, Zongying Zhang, Dawei Li, Jialin Yu and Chenggui Han

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:189

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV) and Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) are two closely related fijiviruses transmitted by the small brown planthopper (SBPH) and ...

    Authors: Dongsheng Jia, Yu Han, Xiang Sun, Zhenzhen Wang, Zhenguo Du, Qian Chen and Taiyun Wei

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:174

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  36. Content type: Research

    Heat treatment (known as thermotherapy) together with in vitro culture of shoot meristem tips is a commonly used technology to obtain virus-free germplasm for the effective control of virus diseases in fruit t...

    Authors: Juan Liu, XueJiao Zhang, YueKun Yang, Ni Hong, GuoPing Wang, Aiming Wang and LiPing Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:166

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  37. Content type: Short report

    Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV) is a double-stranded DNA plant virus, which has been found in North America, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Europe and several provinces of China. Infected strawberry plants exh...

    Authors: Mingfeng Feng, Hanping Zhang, Yuan Pan, Yahui Hu, Jing Chen, Dengpan Zuo and Tong Jiang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:164

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) infected with Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV) exhibits chlorotic symptoms along the leaf veins. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism of strawberry disea...

    Authors: Jing Chen, Hanping Zhang, Mingfeng Feng, Dengpan Zuo, Yahui Hu and Tong Jiang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:128

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  39. Content type: Short report

    Zucchini lethal chlorosis virus (ZLCV) causes significant losses in the production of cucurbits in Brazil. This virus belongs to the genus Tospovirus (family Bunyaviridae) and seems to...

    Authors: R. N. Lima, A. S. De Oliveira, M. O. Leastro, R. Blawid, T. Nagata, R. O. Resende and F. L. Melo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:123

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  40. Content type: Research

    The thrips-borne tospoviruses Calla lily chlorotic spot virus (CCSV), Tomato zonate spot virus (TZSV) and a new species provisionally named Tomato necrotic spot associated virus (TNSaV) infect similar crops in...

    Authors: Yu-Han Chen, Jiahong Dong, Wan-Chu Chien, Kuanyu Zheng, Kuo Wu, Shyi-Dong Yeh, Jing-Hua Sun, Yun-Chi Wang and Tsung-Chi Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:72

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    Plant viruses in the genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae often cause substantial crop losses. These viruses have been emerging in many locations throughout the tropics and subtropics. Like many plant viruses,...

    Authors: Maria A. Londoño, Carrie L. Harmon and Jane E. Polston

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:48

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