Viral Diseases and the Threats of Their Arthropod Vectors to Crop Health: Surveillance, Detection, and Early-Warning Systems

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Pest and Disease Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 145

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State Key Laboratory for Crop Stress Resistance and High-Efficiency Production, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: vector; wheat virus; aphid; ecology

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College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: wheat genetic; aphids
State Key Laboratory for Crop Stress Resistance and High-Efficiency Production, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: virus–host interactions; virus elimination; antiviral
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diseases caused by plant viruses pose serious threats to crop production worldwide. About 1100 plant viruses have been reported, causing crop economic losses of up to USD 100 billion per year. Most plant viruses rely on the transmission of arthropod vectors. The monitoring and early warning of plant viruses and their vectors form the foundation of crop virus diseases. Simultaneously, developments in genome sequencing technology, nucleic acid amplification methods, and epidemiological modelling provide unprecedented opportunities for plant virus experts to address these major threats to food security and livelihoods.

By acknowledging the relevance of the anticipation of future epidemics and understanding that this goal can only be achieved by accumulating knowledge through high-quality science and appropriate surveillance and detection, we encourage our colleagues to submit articles to this Special Issue titled “Viral Diseases and the Threats of Their Arthropod Vectors to Crop Health: Surveillance, Detection, and Early-Warning Systems”. We welcome original research and reviews on plant–virus–vector interaction mechanisms, surveillance and evolution, detection, and early-warning studies.

Dr. Zuqing Hu
Dr. Huiyan Zhao
Dr. Lei Zhao
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • plant virus
  • arthropod vectors
  • interaction mechanism
  • surveillance
  • detection
  • early warning
  • genome sequencing technology
  • nucleic acid amplification methods
  • epidemiological modelling

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