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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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