Special Issue "Plant Virus Emergence"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020) | Viewed by 44111
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Interests: negative-strand RNA viruses; viral interactomes; nuclear proteome; virus ecology
Interests: emaravirus; unfolded protein response; potexvirus; potyvirus
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Special Issue in Viruses: Plant-Infecting Negative-Strand RNA Viruses
The pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 underscores the need for identifying viruses in wild populations prior to zoonosis for protecting global populations. Similarly, the emergence of plant viruses has consequences for food security and public health. As we approach the 30th anniversary of the first deployment of transgenic virus-resistant crops, we review how effective this technology can be when deployed. Recent global expansion of plant viruses in cultivated and natural environments reminds us that there are still critical questions regarding (i) viral population structure and ecology in non-cultivated plants and their potential for spillover into crops, (ii) climactic and molecular determinants that drive emergence and adaption to new hosts, (iii) strategies for engineering robust resistance and factors limiting their deployment, and (iv) quantitative economics of the impact of plant virus epidemics on public health and sustainable production. How plant virus pandemics occur and are controlled may inform human pandemics, from emergence to dissemination.
Prof. Dr. Michael Goodin
Prof. Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot
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- plant viruses
- plant viral resistance
- viral ecology
- viral–host interactions
- plant virus pandemics