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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. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  7. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  11. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  12. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. The begomoviruses are the largest and most economically important group of plant viruses exclusively vectored by whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in a circulative, persistent manner. During this process, begomoviruses a...

    Authors: Bi Wang, Lanlan Wang, Fangyuan Chen, Xiuling Yang, Ming Ding, Zhongkai Zhang, Shu-Sheng Liu, Xiao-Wei Wang and Xueping Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Tomato zonate spot virus (TZSV) are the two dominant species of thrip-transmitted tospoviruses, cause significant losses in crop yield in Yunnan an...

    Authors: Zhongkai Zhang, Kuanyu Zheng, Jiahong Dong, Qi Fang, Jian Hong and Xifeng Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:11

    Content type: Research

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  17. Destructive diseases caused by Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) have been reported associated with many important plants worldwide. Recently, TSWV was reported to infect different hosts in China. It is of value t...

    Authors: Zhenjia Zhang, Deya Wang, Chengming Yu, Zenghui Wang, Jiahong Dong, Kerong Shi and Xuefeng Yuan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:8

    Content type: Research

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  18. Since it was first reported in 1935, Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) has become a serious pathogen in a range of cucurbit crops. The virus is generally transmitted by propagation materials, and to date...

    Authors: Hua-Wei Liu, Chao-Qiong Liang, Peng-Fei Liu, Lai-Xin. Luo and Jian-Qiang Li

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:216

    Content type: Research

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  19. Rice dwarf virus (RDV), a plant reovirus, is mainly transmitted by the green rice leafhopper, Nephotettix cincticeps, in a persistent-propagative manner. Plant reoviruses are thought to replicate and assemble wit...

    Authors: Qian Chen, Linghua Zhang, Hongyan Chen, Lianhui Xie and Taiyun Wei

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:211

    Content type: Research

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  20. Pepper veinal mottle virus (PVMV) was well established in Africa, and also reported infecting pepper (Capsicum annuum L) in Taiwan and India. However, there is not available of PVMV in...

    Authors: Songbai Zhang, Zibing Zhao, Limin Zheng, Jian Liu, Jing Peng, Fei Yan, Fan Li, Yan Xie, Zhaobang Cheng, Xuguo Zhou, Deyong Zhang and Yong Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:191

    Content type: Short report

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  21. Stably expressed reference gene(s) normalization is important for the understanding of gene expression patterns by quantitative Real-time PCR (RT-qPCR), particularly for Rice stripe virus (RSV) and Rice black str...

    Authors: Peng Fang, Rongfei Lu, Feng Sun, Ying Lan, Wenbiao Shen, Linlin Du, Yijun Zhou and Tong Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:175

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. Isolation of pure RNA from woody perennials, especially fruit crops such as grapevine rich in complex secondary metabolites, has remained very challenging. Lack of effective RNA isolation technology has result...

    Authors: Huogen Xiao, Won-Sik Kim and Baozhong Meng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:171

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Cotton leaf curl Multan virus (CLCuMuV) is a Whitefly Transmitted Geminivirus (WTG) endemic to the India subcontinent and is notorious as a causal agent of cotton leaf curl disease (CL...

    Authors: Zhenguo Du, Yafei Tang, Zifu He and Xiaoman She

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:163

    Content type: Short report

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  24. Citrus exocortis viroid (CEVd) and Hop stunt viroid (HSVd) are commonly found simultaneously infecting different citrus cultivars in Taiwan. A crucial question to be addressed is how a...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Lin, Meng-Ling Wu, Tang-Long Shen and Ting-Hsuan Hung

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:142

    Content type: Research

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  25. The multifunctional cylindrical inclusion (CI) protein of potyviruses contains ATP binding and RNA helicase activities. As part of the viral replication complex, it assists viral genome replication, possibly b...

    Authors: Ping Deng, Zujian Wu and Aiming Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:141

    Content type: Research

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  26. The RNA silencing pathway is an important anti-viral defense mechanism in plants. As a counter defense, some members of the viral family Luteoviridae are able to evade host immunity by encoding the P0 RNA silenci...

    Authors: Renan S. Cascardo, Ighor L. G. Arantes, Tatiane F. Silva, Gilberto Sachetto-Martins, Maité F. S. Vaslin and Régis L. Corrêa

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:123

    Content type: Research

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  27. The advent of next generation sequencing technology has allowed for significant advances in plant virus discovery, particularly for identification of covert viruses and previously undescribed viruses. The Citrus ...

    Authors: Xiu Su, Shuai Fu, Yajuan Qian, Yi Xu and Xueping Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:103

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  28. Production of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz), a food security crop in sub-Saharan Africa, is threatened by the spread of cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) which manifests in part as a corky necrosis in the ...

    Authors: Tadeo Kaweesi, Robert Kawuki, Vincent Kyaligonza, Yona Baguma, Geoffrey Tusiime and Morag E Ferguson

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:216

    Content type: Research

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  29. Emerging tospoviruses cause significant yield losses and quality reduction in vegetables, ornamentals, and legumes throughout the world. So far, eight tospoviruses were reported in China. Tomato fruits display...

    Authors: Yueyan Yin, Kuanyu Zheng, Jiahong Dong, Qi Fang, Shiping Wu, Lishuang Wang and Zhongkai Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:213

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  30. Grapevine Algerian latent virus (GALV) is a tombusvirus first isolated in 1989 from an Algerian grapevine (Vitis spp.) plant and more recently from water samples and commercial nipplefruit and statice plants. No ...

    Authors: Arianna Lovato, Franco Faoro, Giorgio Gambino, Dario Maffi, Marcella Bracale, Annalisa Polverari and Luca Santi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:186

    Content type: Research

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  31. In the early 2000s, two cucurbit-infecting begomoviruses were introduced into the eastern Mediterranean basin: the Old World Squash leaf curl virus (SLCV) and the New World Watermelon chlorotic stunt virus (WmCSV...

    Authors: Moshe Lapidot, Dana Gelbart, Amit Gal-On, Noa Sela, Ghandi Anfoka, Fatima Haj Ahmed, Yusuf Abou-Jawada, Hana Sobh, Hamed Mazyad, Aboul-Ata E Aboul-Ata, Ahmed Kamal El-Attar, Mohammed S Ali-Shtayeh, Rana M Jamous, Jane E Polston and Siobain Duffy

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:181

    Content type: Research

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  32. Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) is the infectious agent of sugar beet rhizomania, which consists of four or five plus-sense RNAs. RNA4 of BNYVV is not essential for virus propagation in Nicotiana benthami...

    Authors: Wen-Qi Wu, Hui-Yan Fan, Ning Jiang, Ying Wang, Zong-Ying Zhang, Yong-Liang Zhang, Xian-Bing Wang, Da-Wei Li, Jia-Lin Yu and Cheng-Gui Han

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:118

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  33. Tomato leaf curl Sudan virus (ToLCSDV) is a single-stranded DNA begomovirus of tomato that causes downward leaf curl, yellowing, and stunting. Leaf curl disease results in significant yield reduction in tomato cr...

    Authors: Mohammed A Al-Saleh, Ibrahim M Al-Shahwan, Judith K Brown and Ali M Idris

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:103

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  34. Rice dwarf virus (RDV) is the causal agent of rice dwarf disease, which limits rice production in many areas of south East Asia. Transcriptional changes of rice in response to RDV infection have been characterize...

    Authors: Liang Yang, Zhenguo Du, Feng Gao, Kangcheng Wu, Lianhui Xie, Yi Li, Zujian Wu and Jianguo Wu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:81

    Content type: Research

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  35. Begomoviruses are dicot-infecting, whitefly-transmitted viruses with a genome comprised of one or two molecules of circular, single-stranded DNA. In Brazil, tomato-infecting begomoviruses have emerged as serio...

    Authors: Fábio N Silva, Alison TM Lima, Carolina S Rocha, Gloria P Castillo-Urquiza, Miguel Alves-Júnior and F Murilo Zerbini

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:66

    Content type: Research

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  36. Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) is a recently discovered member of the genus Fijivirus and it is transmitted by the rice whitebacked planthopper (WBPH), Sogatella furcifera (Horváth). It was fou...

    Authors: Hongxing Xu, Xiaochan He, Xusong Zheng, Yajun Yang, Junce Tian and Zhongxian Lu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:55

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  37. The Sobemovirus genome consists of polycistronic single-stranded positive-sense RNA. The first ORF encodes P1, a suppressor of RNA silencing required for virus movement. The coat protein (CP) is expressed from th...

    Authors: Allan Olspert, Kristjan Kamsol, Cecilia Sarmiento, Jelena Gerassimenko and Erkki Truve

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:19

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  38. Rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV), a member of the genus Fijivirus within the family Reoviridae, causes severe damage to cereal crops in South East Asia. The protein P7-2, encoded by the second open reading...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Tao Tao, Yanhong Han, Xiangru Chen, Zaifeng Fan, Dawei Li, Jialin Yu and Chenggui Han

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:325

    Content type: Research

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  39. Grapevine leafroll (GLD) is considered as the most economically important virus disease affecting wine grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) in many grapevine-growing regions. GLD produces distinct symptoms in red- and whit...

    Authors: Sudarsana Poojari, Olufemi J Alabi and Rayapati A Naidu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:324

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  40. Rice stripe virus (RSV), which is transmitted by small brown planthopper (Laodelphax striatellus Fallén, SBPH), has been reported to be epidemic and cause severe rice stripe disease in rice fields in many East As...

    Authors: Jinhua Deng, Shuo Li, Jian Hong, Yinghua Ji and Yijun Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:310

    Content type: Research

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