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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. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: short report

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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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  14. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  15. 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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  16. Rice and maize dwarf diseases caused by the newly introduced Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) have led to severe economic losses in South China in recent years. The distribution and diversity of ...

    Authors: Zhaobang Cheng, Shuo Li, Ruizhen Gao, Feng Sun, Wancai Liu, Guohui Zhou, Jianxiang Wu, Xueping Zhou and Yijun Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:307

    Content type: Research

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  17. Garlic production is severely affected by virus infection, causing a decrease in productivity and quality. There are no virus-free cultivars and garlic-infecting viruses are difficult to purify, which make spe...

    Authors: Daniel Mendes Pereira Ardisson-Araújo, Juliana Ribeiro Rocha, Márcio Hedil Oliveira da Costa, Anamélia Lorenzetti Bocca, André Nepomuceno Dusi, Renato de Oliveira Resende and Bergmann Morais Ribeiro

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:262

    Content type: Research

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  18. Co-infections of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV) and Cherry green ring mottle virus (CGRMV) in peach is common in China and have resulted in significant yield reductions. A reliable, sensitive and quantit...

    Authors: Zhe Zhao, Yun Yu, Zhixiang Zhang, Pengbo Liang, Yuxin Ma, Shifang Li and Hongqing Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:255

    Content type: Short report

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  19. Cotton leaf curl disease, caused by single-stranded DNA viruses of the genus Begomovirus (family Geminiviridae), is a major constraint to cotton cultivation across Pakistan and north-western India. At this time o...

    Authors: Irfan Ali, Imran Amin, Rob W Briddon and Shahid Mansoor

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:231

    Content type: Research

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  20. Beet black scorch virus (BBSV) is a small single-stranded, positive-sense RNA plant virus belonging to the genus Necrovirus, family Tombusviridae. Its capsid protein (CP) contains a 13 amino acid long basic regio...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Zhang, Xiaofei Zhao, Yanjing Zhang, Shaofang Niu, Feng Qu, Yongliang Zhang, Chenggui Han, Jialin Yu and Dawei Li

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:200

    Content type: Research

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  21. Wheat yellow mosaic virus (WYMV) is an important pathogen in China and other countries. It is the member of the genus Bymovirus and transmitted primarily by Polymyxa graminis. The incidence of wheat infections in...

    Authors: Wenwen Liu, Xiaojuan Zhao, Peng Zhang, Thi Thi Mar, Yan Liu, Zongying Zhang, Chenggui Han and Xifeng Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:173

    Content type: Methodology

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