Corpus ID: 82580971

Effect of salinity on viral disease spread in plants

  title={Effect of salinity on viral disease spread in plants},
  author={N. A. Moldakimova and G. Mukiyanova and D. Yarmolinsky and G. Brychkova and H. Scholthof and Moshe Sagi and R. Omarov},
  • N. A. Moldakimova, G. Mukiyanova, +4 authors R. Omarov
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Salt stress is an important factor affecting the quality and quantity of crop yields. The total area of the world’s land exposed salinity increased to 15% in 2011 compared to 7% in 2001. In addition, crops are susceptible to disease, which strongly affects the yield. Thus, viral diseases reduce crop yield, sometimes up to 80-100%, for example Eggplant mottled crinkle virus (EMCV) can infect up to 100% yield of eggplant. Taken together, these two stress factors can cause enormous economic damage… CONTINUE READING