Special Issue "Diversity and Coinfections of Plant or Fungal Viruses"

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protozoa".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ken Komatsu
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 183-8509, Japan
Interests: plant pathology;plant virology, molecular biology
Dr. Hiromitsu Moriyama
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Guest Editor
Laboratoty of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 183-8509, Japan
Interests: plant protection science; applied microbiology; applied molecular cell biology
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Dr. Islam Hamim
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Guest Editor
Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh and Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 183-8509, Japan
Interests: virology; plant pathology; insect/pollinator pathology; plant-microbe interactions; pesticide resistance; biodiversity and ecology of agriculture landscape

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The genetic background of a virus in the infected plant is not uniform. The highly heterogeneous nature of virus populations affects symptom expressions in a host plant. Indeed, a virus isolated from a single plant often exhibits genomic sequence differences within sub-isolates, called quasispecies. Coinfection with another virus also affects symptom expression and virulence. Coinfections of fungal viruses are also very frequent in the field, sometimes even in laboratory conditions. Coinfections among fungal viruses may not be necessarily the consequence of horizontal transmission between homologous fungi capable of anastomosis but instead derived from phylogenetically distinct origins.

Therefore, the goal of this Special issue is to invite respective scientists to submit original research articles, short communications, case studies, and reviews on diversity and coinfections of plant and fungal viruses. The scope of this Special Issue includes:

- Detection, diversity, and biology of viruses that show coinfections or quasispecies nature;

- Mechanisms of altered symptoms or phenotypic changes caused by interaction between different virus species or virus variants;

- Virus emergence, ecology, and evolution

Dr. Ken Komatsu
Dr. Hiromitsu Moriyama
Dr. Islam Hamim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • diagnosis
  • surveillance
  • molecular mechanism
  • viroid
  • subviral agents
  • mycoviruses
  • biological control
  • pesticide resistance
  • antiviral defense mechanism
  • population genetics
  • recombination
  • gene expressions
  • host range

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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