1st Edition

Plant Viruses Diversity, Interaction and Management

Edited By Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, SMP Khurana, Yuri Dorokhov Copyright 2018

    Plant viruses are significant as they affect our food supply and are capable of rapidly spreading to new plant species, so a comprehensive study of plant viruses is important in understanding their pathogenesis and prevention. This book focuses on the plant virus evolution, their molecular classification, epidemics and management. The key features in the book includes genome organization, translation and replication, virus-coded proteinases, structure of virus particles, cell receptors and host range, the RNA polymerase, quasispecies dynamics and virus evolution, and its natural habitats.



    List of Contributors

    Section I: Diversity

    1.  Structural aspects of plant viruses
    V Sangita, H S Savithri and M R N Murthy

    2.  Biotypes of Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus in Brazil
    José Albérsio de Araújo Lima,  Aline Kelly Queiroz do Nascimento,  Laianny Morais Maia and Francisco de Assis Câmara Rabelo Filho

    3.  Characterization And Control Of Potato Virus Y In The Crops
    Nikolay M. Petrov, Mariya I. Stoyanova and R.K.Gaur

    4.  Tobamoviruses and their diversity
    Y. L. Dorokhov, E.V. Sheshukova and T. V. Komarova

    5.  Plum Pox (Sharka Disease)
    Pest, Challenge And Curiosity- Antoniy Stoev

    6.  Evolution and emergence of geminiviruses: reasons and consequences
    R  Vinoth Kumar and S Chakraborty

    7.  Sugarcane Bacilliform Viruses: Present Status
    Govind Pratap Rao, Susheel Kumar Sharma and P. Vignesh Kumar

    8.  Wheat streak mosaic virus: cereal pathogen with growing importance
    Khushwant Singh and Jiban Kumar Kundu

    9.  Population structure and diversity of banana bunchy top virus and banana bract mosaic virus
    R. Selvarajan, V. Balasubramanian and C. Anuradha

    Section II: Host Interaction

    10.  Molecular dynamics of geminiviruses-host interactome
    V.G.Malathi, P.Renukadevi, S.Rageshwari

    11.  Host-virus interactions on the way from potyvirus replication to translation
    S. De, A. Lõhmus, M. Pollari, S. Shreya and K. Mäkinen

    12.  Molecular interactions between plant viruses and their biological vectors
    Avinash Marwal, Rakesh Kumar Verma, SM Paul Khurana, R.K. Gaur

    13.  Proteomics in understanding the host-virus interactions
    C. Anuradha and R.Selvarajan

    14.  A case study of Tomato spotted wilt virus - pepper interaction
    A. Almási, K. Salánki, K. Nemes, L. Palkovics and I. Tóbiás

    15.  Virus-virus Interactions in Plants
    Ulrich Melcher and Akhtar Ali

    16.  Viruses and Plant Development
    Flora Sánchez and Fernando Ponz

    Section III: Management

    17.  Host miRNAs and Virus-Derived Small RNAs In Plants Infected With Certain Potyviruses
    Zhimin Yin

    18.  Possible approaches for developing different strategies to prevent transmission of Geminiviruses to important crops.
    Avinash Marwal, R.K. Gaur and S.M. Paul Khurana

    19.  On-farm management of Papaya ringspot virus in papaya by modifying cultural practices
    Sunil Kumar Sharma and Savarni Tripathi

    20.  Diversity, host-pathogen interactions and management of grapevine leafroll disease
    Sandeep Kumar, Richa Rai and Virendra Kumar Baranwal

    21.  Virus induced gene silencing: putting the knowledge of plant-virus interactions for high throughput plant functional genomics
    Ravi Kant and Indranil Dasgupta

    22.  Exclusion of Plant Viruses for Ensuring Biosecurity - A Critical Appraisal
    V Celia Chalam  and R K Khetarpal

    Subject Index
    About the Editors


    Dr. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur is presently working as Professor & Head, Department of Bioscience, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India. He did his Ph.D on molecular characterization of sugarcane viruses of India. He had partially characterized three sugarcane virus viz., sugarcane mosaic virus, sugarcane streak mosaic virus and sugarcane yellow luteovirus. He received MASHAV fellowship in 2004 of Israel government for his post doctoral studies and joined The Volcani Centre, Israel and then shifted to BenGurion University, Negev, Israel. In 2007 he received the Visiting Scientist Fellowship from Swedish Institute Fellowship, Sweden for one year to work in the The Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. He is also a recipient of ICGEB, Italy Post-Doctoral fellowship in 2008. He worked on development of marker-free transgenic plant against cucumber viruses. He has made significant contributions on sugarcane viruses and published 130 national/international papers and presented near about 50 papers in the national and international conferences. He was awarded as Fellow of Linnean Society, London, UK. He has also visited Thailand, New Zealand, London, Canada, USA and Italy for the sake of attending the conference/workshop. Currently, he is handling different projects funded by Government of India on plant virus and disease management.

     Prof.(Dr.)S.M.Paul Khurana did his 2 years of Post Doctoral Research(1970-72) in Adv Plant Virology at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan with Prof Zyun Hidaka. Availing JSPS fellowship. Also availed GOI DBT overseas fellowship for one year at University of Minnesota, St Paul (USA) with Prof EE Banttari & specialized in Immunodiagnostics Technology (March 1987 to April, 1988). Scientist/Sr Scientist ,Principal Scientist, Head, Virus/Seed Pathology (1976-82/1988), Principal Scientist & Head, Plant Pathology Divn (1988-93), Project Coordinator AICRP-Potato( 1994-2004), and Director (2002-2004), Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla; Vice -Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur (2004-2009). Director, Amity Instt of Biotechnology, AUUP, Noida (2009-10), Consultant CIP/FAO (1992, 1996,1997). Director, Amity Instt of Biotechnology (2010-2015), Dean, Sci, Engg & Technology (2013-contd.) Amity Univ Haryana, Gurgaon.

    Prof. Dorokhov Yuri Leonidovich is an expert in the molecular biology of plant viruses. He graduated from the Sechenov Moscow Medical Institute with honors (1969) and earned a Doctor of Biological Sciences (1986). He is presently a professor in the specialty "Virology" (1999) and is the head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Viruses, A.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Russia. He has supervised more than 40 graduate students and 13 PhD theses and has published over 80 scientific papers in the fields of virology and molecular biology. He is a Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1994) for studies on plant virus cell-to-cell movement. His scientific interests include the expression of the viral genome and the intracellular transport of proteins and RNA. He determined the complete nucleotide sequence of a new cruciferous-infecting tobamovirus and discovered a new mechanism for the internal translation initiation of tobamovirus. In the field of applied research, he created effective plant viral-based vectors for producing vaccines and anti-cancer monoclonal antibodies in plants. He developed an