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Handbook of Plant Virology

1st Edition

By Jawaid Khan, Jeanne Dijkstra

CRC Press

476 pages

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All the information you need on plant viruses in a single volume

The Handbook of Plant Virology is a comprehensive guide to the terms and expressions commonly used in the study of plant virology, complete with descriptions of plant virus families down to the generic level. Rather than simply listing terms in alphabetical order, this unique book links each term to related terms within a theme and adds commentary from authors whose specific expertise adds additional dimensions to the topics. The result is an invaluable resource for research workers, educators, and students working in plant virology and pathology, crop protection, molecular biology, and plant breeding.

The Handbook of Plant Virology provides enough details and background in the discussion of each topic to present a clear and thorough understanding of terms without the lengthy analysis found in most textbooks. The book’s first section covers:

  • the mechanics of virus classification
  • internal and external symptoms (with color illustrations)
  • isolation and purification
  • genome packaging
  • replication and gene expression
  • detection and identification
  • various methods of virus transmission
  • serology
  • forecasting disease development
  • recombination
  • control strategies
  • economic importance
  • and much more
The second section of The Handbook of Plant Virology is devoted to concise descriptions of the 81 genera and 18 families of plant viruses, including:
  • positive-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses, such as Potyviridae, Sequiviridae, and Comoviridae
  • double-stranded RNA viruses, such as Reoviridae and Partitiviridae
  • negative-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses, such as Rhabdoviridae and Bunyaviridae
  • single-stranded DNA viruses, such as Geminiviridae, Pseudoviridae, Metaviridae
The Handbook of Plant Virology also includes photos, illustrations, figures, diagrams, and brief, but detailed, bibliographies. The book’s concise mix of information on currently assigned taxonomic families and the genera of plant viruses make it an essential reference tool for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. A Historical Outline of Plant Virology (J.P.H. van der Want)
  • Early Concepts of Virus
  • Virus As Pathogen
  • Virus As Infectious Macromolecule
  • Chapter 2. Plant Virus Taxonomy (Mike A. Mayo and Allan A. Brunt)
  • Introduction
  • Nomenclature
  • Virus Species
  • Orthography
  • The Current Genera and Families of Plant Viruses
  • The Mechanics of Virus Classification
  • Chapter 3. Symptomatology (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Introduction
  • Internally Visible Symptoms
  • Externally Visible Symptoms
  • Chapter 4. Isolation and Purification of Plant Viruses (Sara Hughes and Nicola Spence)
  • Introduction
  • Plant Material
  • Extraction of Infected Plant Material
  • Clarification of Plant Extract
  • Concentration of the Virus and Further Purification
  • Assaying the Virus in Purified Preparations
  • Maintenance of Purified Virus
  • Case Studies
  • Chapter 5. Architecture of Plant Viruses (Ayala L. N. Rao and Vijay Reddy)
  • Introduction
  • Capsid Morphology
  • Interactions Promoting Virus Assembly
  • Pathways
  • Genome Packaging
  • Chapter 6. Replication and Gene Expression of Plant RNA Viruses (Kook-Hyung Kim)
  • Introduction
  • Genome Structure
  • Expression Strategies
  • Viruses with Divided Genomes
  • Regulation of Replication
  • Synthesis of RNA
  • Viruses with Incomplete RNA Genomes
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 7. Replication and Gene Expression of DNA Viruses (Crisanto Gutierrez)
  • Introduction
  • Genome Structure
  • Transcription Strategies
  • Genome Replication
  • Regulation of DNA Replication/Virus-Host Interactions
  • Viruses with Incomplete Genomes
  • Chapter 8. Viroids (Ricardo Flores and Vicente Pallás)
  • Structure
  • Replication
  • Movement
  • Pathogenesis
  • Diseases
  • Diagnosis and Identification
  • Chapter 9. Transmission of Plant Viruses by Arthropods (Dick Peters)
  • Introduction
  • The Vectors
  • The Biology of Aphids
  • Noncirculative Transmission of Viruses by Aphids
  • Viruses Transmitted in the Semipersistent Way
  • Circulative Transmission of Plant Viruses
  • Transmission of Geminiviruses by Whiteflies and Planthoppers
  • Circulative/Propagative Transmission of Plant Viruses
  • Thrips Transmission of Tospoviruses
  • Noncirculative/Circulative Transmission of Plant Viruses by Beetles
  • Virus Transmission by Mites
  • Chapter 10. Plant Virus Transmission: Fungi, Nematodes, and Seeds (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Transmission by Fungi
  • Contact Between Virus and Fungus
  • Molecular Interactions Between Virus and Fungus
  • Transmission by Nematodes
  • Contact Between Virus and Nematode
  • Molecular Interactions Between Virus and Nematode
  • Seed Transmission
  • Contact Between Virus and Seeds
  • Molecular Interactions Between Virus and Seed
  • Transmission Through Pollen Grains
  • Chapter 11. Mechanical Transmission Plant Viruses (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Experimental Mechanical Transmission
  • Susceptibility of the Test Plant
  • Inoculation of Isolated Protoplasts
  • Natural Mechanical Transmission
  • Transmission by Grafting
  • Transmission by Vegetative Propagation
  • Transmission by Dodder
  • Chapter 12. Serology (Marc H. V. van Regenmortel)
  • Introduction
  • Antibodies
  • Viral Antigens and Epitopes
  • Antibody Production
  • Precipitation Tests
  • Immunodiffusion Tests
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Other Immunoassays
  • Serological Differentiation Index
  • Chapter 13. Detection and Identification of Plant Viruses and Disease Diagnosis (Francisco J. Morales)
  • Introduction
  • Detection
  • Identification
  • Diagnosis
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 14. Ecology and Epidemiology (Michael J. Jeger)
  • Introduction
  • Sources of Infection
  • Vectors and Mode of Spread
  • Epidemiological Cycles of Infection
  • Quantifying Virus Spread
  • Cultural Practices
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Forecasting Disease Development
  • Chapter 15. Recombination in Plant Viruses (Chikara Masuta and Masashi Suzuki)
  • Introduction
  • Classification of RNA Recombination
  • Natural Recombination
  • Recombination Between Viral RNA and Transgenes
  • Pseudorecombination (Reassortment)
  • Mechanism of RNA Recombination
  • Identification of Recombination
  • Significance in RNA Recombination
  • Recombination in DNA Viruses
  • Chapter 16. Virus Variability and Evolution (Fernando García-Arenal and José M. Malpica)
  • Introduction
  • Mutation
  • Genetic Exchange
  • Strains
  • Selection
  • Genetic Drift
  • Genetic Polymorphism and Population Diversity
  • Chapter 17. Recombinant DNA Technology in Plant Virology (Huub J. M. Linthorst)
  • Introduction
  • Reverse Genetics
  • Genetic Transformation
  • Transgenic Plants
  • Construction of Infectious cDNA Clones of RNA Viruses
  • Transient Gene Expression
  • Plant Virus Gene Vectors
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Antibody Expression
  • Chapter 18. Resistance to Viral Infections in Plants (Jennifer L. Miller, Tessa M. Burch-Smith, and S. P. Dinesh-Kumar)
  • Introduction
  • Resistance-Gene-Dependent Responses
  • Homology-Dependent Resistance Responses
  • Pathogen-Derived Resistance
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 19. Virus Diseases: Economic Importance and Control Strategies (A. F. L. M. Derks)
  • Direct and Indirect Crop Losses
  • Sources of Infection
  • Disease Forecasting
  • Direct Control
  • Indirect Control
  • Vector Control
  • Cultural Practices
  • Breeding for Resistance
  • Transgenic Plants
  • Meristem Tip Culture
  • Virus-Free Stocks
  • Certification Schemes
  • Import and Quarantine
  • Appendix 1. Description of Positive-Sense, Single-Stranded RNA Viruses (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Family Potyviridae
  • Family Sequiviridae
  • Family Comoviridae
  • Family Luteoviridae
  • Family Tymoviridae
  • Family Tombusviridae
  • Family Bromoviridae
  • Family Closteroviridae
  • Family Flexiviridae
  • Unassigned Genera
  • Appendix 2. Description of Double-Stranded RNA Viruses (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Family Reoviridae
  • Family Partitiviridae
  • Unassigned Genus
  • Appendix 3. Description of Negative-Sense, Single-Stranded RNA Viruses (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Family Rhabdoviridae
  • Family Bunyaviridae
  • Unassigned Genera
  • Appendix 4. Description of Single-Stranded DNA Viruses (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Family Geminiviridae
  • Family Nanoviridae
  • Appendix 5. Description of Reverse Transcribing Viruses (Jeanne Dijkstra and Jawaid A. Khan)
  • Family Caulimoviridae
  • Family Pseudoviridae
  • Family Metaviridae
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General