Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Plant Virus Research in China"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: plant-virus interaction; RNA silencing
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Plant viruses impose serious threats to agriculture in China, and there is a big consortium of scientists working on basic plant virology and its applications in engineering viral-resistant crops. In the past few years, numerous important advancements have been achieved by Chinese scientists in elucidating mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, plant resistance to viral infection, and trilateral plant–virus–vector interactions. Many useful viral vectors for forward genetics and gene editing have also been developed which have made significant contributions to dissecting genetic mechanisms in plants. New advancements have also been seen in the discovery of new viral and viroid pathogens in crops, as well as the ecology of known viruses among important crops in China. All these new achievements have provided essential information and knowledge for agricultural researchers to engineering viral-resistant crops for deployment in specific areas. In this special issue, we welcome submissions for comprehensive reviews or new research advancements in—but not limited to—all the above mentioned areas.
Prof. Dr. Feng Li
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- RNA silencing
- viral suppressor of RNA silencing
- R gene
- gene editing