Special Issue "Geminiviruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: plant virology; geminivirus; plant–virus interactions; plant virus evolution; diagnostic methods
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Geminiviruses constitute a large and quickly evolving family of viruses infecting plants. New species, and even new genera, are being described, making them one of the most dynamic families among plant viruses. Their economic importance for crops is increasingly acknowledged, and global warming is moving these tropical viruses towards temperate regions. They have, thus far, escaped all attempts made to actually control field epidemics, including transgenic strategies.
Interesting studies have elucidated aspects of their relationships with the host and the insect vector.
Their nuclear replication makes these viruses an ideal tool for epigenetic studies. In a biotechnological perspective, geminiviruses can be developed into VIGS or expression vectors. They are, and will certainly be, interesting, for both basic and applied research, yielding more surprises in the future.
In this Special Issue of Viruses, we would like to include both research and review papers, providing an insight into the latest research on “Geminiviruses” and to highlight key outcomes.
Dr. Gian Paolo Accotto
Manuscript Submission Information
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- morphology of virions and structure of genome
- detection methods
- evolution and phylogeny
- transmission and vectors
- replication and expression
- plant-virus interactions
- plant defense and resistance genes
- silencing of viruses
- satellite DNAs
- viral vectors