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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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