A history of plant virology

  title={A history of plant virology},
  author={J. P. H. van der Want and Jeanne Dijkstra},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
Summary.This review traces developments in plant virus research from its very beginning in the eighties of the 19th century until the present day.Starting with the earliest research, which gave a clue as to the existence of a pathogen different from the then known bacteria and fungi, the subsequent topics in plant virus research are highlighted, including the spread of plant viruses in nature and their relationships with possible vectors.In the course of more than a century, macroscopical and… 

A systematic review of conventional and advanced approaches for the control of plant viruses

Various approaches to control plant viruses that have been developed and applied to combat plant viral infections are discussed to promote their application in best suited way on various plants to control viral diseases and to improve food crops quality with increase in production.

Plant Viruses: History and Taxonomy

Viruses are very small pathogenic particles made up of nucleoprotein (nucleic acid and protein). The study of plant viruses is so important because they cause diseases to the economically important

A Review of Detection Methods for the Plant Viruses

Many systems of plant virus detection are reviewed here, which includes immunological-based detection system, PCR techniques, and hybridization-based methods such as microarray, which are still under developing to get the level of confidence for actual use.

High-Throughput Sequencing Application in the Diagnosis and Discovery of Plant-Infecting Viruses in Africa, A Decade Later

High-throughput sequencing application in the field of plant virology started in 2009 and has proven very successful for virus discovery and detection of viruses already known and novel ones from almost any host.

Viruses and Sub-Viral Agents

In this chapter basic information of plant viruses and viroids is presented briefly to realize their significance as an important category of plant pathogens.

Mathematical model of plant-virus interactions mediated by RNA interference.

Occurrence and diversity of viruses infecting pepper in Serbia.

A two-year investigation (2009-2010) of the presence and distribution of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) viruses in Serbia revealed that viruses occur each year in open-field production. Disease



Advances in Understanding Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases.

In this period, plant virology has played a significant role in formulating an understanding of the mechanisms of gene silencing and recombination, plasmodesmatal function, systemic acquired resistance, and in developing methods for pathogen detection.

Acquired Immunity from Plant Virus Diseases

  • W. Price
  • Medicine
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1940
The literature on the highly controversial subject of acquired immunity from bacterial and fungous diseases of plants was reviewed by Chester (i933) in I933 and discussion will be restricted entirely to virus diseases.

On the Interactions of Two Strains of a Plant Virus; Experiments on Induced Immunity in Plants

The purpose of the present paper is to direct attention to the presence of strains in what was previously thought to be a single virus, and to the probability of similar conditions obtaining in other viruses.

Protective Inoculation against a Plant Virus

THE X virus of the potato, first described by Kenneth Smith1, is capable of considerable variation in virulence, as shown by its clinical expression on several of the Solanaceæ. If tobacco plants be

Further studies on a virus found in the roots of certain normal-looking plants

  • K. Smith
  • Environmental Science
  • 1937
The results are described of further studies on a virus found in the roots of certain normal-looking plants. It is shown that the virus is a contamination arriving from outside sources. The virus has


Plants belonging in a large number of families have been tested for susceptibility to six different viruses, finding that there may be an orderly distribution in nature of substances or conditions necessary for multiplication of the virus.

Biology and structure of plant satellite viruses activated by icosahedral helper viruses.

Following the realization of the satellite nature of STNV, identification of other satellite viruses was remarkably slow compared with the rates of discovery of new viruses, satellite RNAs, and viroids.

The Movement of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Within the Plant

By means of extensive cutting-up test's on tomato plants inoculated with tobacco mosaic the following points have been determined: there is no movement of virus from the inoculated leaf for the first 3 or 4 days, and the mature leaves remain free from virus for periods of more than 3 months following inoculation.

Mycoplasma diseases of plants and insects.

An ultrastructural study of Olpidium brassicae and its transmission of tobacco necrosis virus

Particles in sections of a TNV pellet have an apparent size of approximately 20nm after conventional double staining and may be difficult to identify if present in cells that also contain ribosomes (chapter 5).