Recent Advances in Plant Viruses and Disease Management: From Lab to Field

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pests and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2024) | Viewed by 269

Special Issue Editor

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Interests: plant viruses; positive strand RNA viruses; virus-host interaction; virus replication; cell biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant viruses are tiny infectious agents that cause serious yield and quality losses of economic crops and vegetables worldwide. To establish effective and sustainable means of controlling viral diseases, greater attention has been paid over the past two decades to not only field management but also bench studies of plant viruses. Nevertheless, we are still far from completely defeating plant viruses due to a lack of comprehensive knowledge about them. Unpredictable mutations of the viral genome during replication under different environmental stress may also help viruses to evade the host immune system or become more tolerant to the antiviral strategies that are currently working. Therefore, ongoing research into plant viruses has the potential to be applied to control plant viral diseases in the future. This Special Issue invites the latest research, including the field application of already-established antiviral measures but also new discoveries about plant viruses, with topics such as evolution, viral infection cycle, plant–virus interaction, plant–virus–insect vector interaction, etc., which will be useful for future viral disease management. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews, are welcomed.

Dr. Wenwu Lin
Guest Editor

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  • plant viruses
  • viral disease management
  • anti-viral strategies
  • plant–virus interactions
  • plant–virus–insect vector interactions
  • virus infection cycle
  • host resistance

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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