Application of Modern Solutions against Plant Viral Disease

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2024 | Viewed by 1047

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Interests: the control of plant viral diseases; the regulation of viral gene expression
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue in Agronomy addresses the critical challenges of plant viral diseases and seeks to explore innovative solutions for their effective management. As agricultural systems around the world grapple with the increasing threat of viral infections, this collection of articles aims to showcase cutting-edge technologies, methodologies, and strategies that harness modern advancements to combat plant viral diseases.

Contributions to this Special Issue will span diverse areas, including advanced molecular techniques for precise virus detection and characterization, the development and deployment of genetically resistant crop varieties, the application of nanotechnology in targeted disease management, and the utilization of data-driven analytics for the early detection and prediction of viral outbreaks. The goal is to assemble a comprehensive repository of knowledge that informs and guides agricultural practices toward enhanced resilience and sustainability in the face of evolving viral challenges.

We invite researchers, scientists, and practitioners from various disciplines to share their expertise and contribute to this collective effort. Through the collaboration and dissemination of innovative approaches, we aim to significantly advance our understanding of modern solutions against plant viral diseases and provide practical insights for the benefit of global agriculture.

Prof. Dr. Xuefeng Yuan
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  • plant viral diseases
  • modern solutions
  • molecular diagnostics
  • genetic resistance
  • nanotechnology in agriculture
  • data analytics
  • disease management
  • sustainable agriculture
  • crop resilience

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Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Cowpea Mild Mottle Virus Resistance in Soybean Germplasms from Northeast China
by Yameng Luan, Siqi Yang, Yuting Wang, Yu Zhao, Xiaoyun Wu, Qingshan Chen, Zhaoming Qi, Xiaoxia Wu, Weiqin Ji and Xiaofei Cheng
Agronomy 2024, 14(3), 489; - 28 Feb 2024
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Cowpea mild mottle virus (CpMMV) is an important viral pathogen that seriously influences the yield and seed quality of soybeans worldwide. Resistance breeding is one of the most effective, economical, and environmentally safe strategies for controlling the disease caused by CpMMV. However, only [...] Read more.
Cowpea mild mottle virus (CpMMV) is an important viral pathogen that seriously influences the yield and seed quality of soybeans worldwide. Resistance breeding is one of the most effective, economical, and environmentally safe strategies for controlling the disease caused by CpMMV. However, only few resistance genes have been identified in soybeans. In this study, the resistance of 169 soybean germplasms from Northeast China to a CpMMV strain isolated from soybean in China was evaluated, and a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was then performed to find possible resistance genes in these soybean germplasms. Nine resistant soybean germplasms were identified and two single nucleotide polymorphism sites (SNPs) were found to be closely associated with CpMMV resistance. A total number of 51 and 25 candidate genes neighboring the resistance-associated SNPs on chromosomes 6 and 12, respectively, were identified, among which one receptor-like kinase (RLK) on chromosome 6 and 2 toll-interleukin-1 receptor nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat receptors (TNLs) on chromosome 12 were recognized as the most probable resistance genes, respectively. Together, these data provide new insights on the resistance resources of soybeans to CpMMV, which will benefit the breeding of CpMMV-resistant soybean cultivars. Full article
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