New Synthesis: Investigating Mutualisms in Virus-Vector Interactions

  title={New Synthesis: Investigating Mutualisms in Virus-Vector Interactions},
  author={Clare L Casteel and Georg Jander},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Most plant viruses depend on insect vectors for transmission from one host to another. Aphids are the most notable among these insect vectors, transmitting more than half of all described virus species. Virus transmission ranges from simple attachment to the tip of the aphid stylets tomore complicated interactions that involve ingestion of the viruses, passage through the haemolymph to the salivary glands, and subsequent injection into a new host plant. Plant viruses, which clearly benefit from… CONTINUE READING