Special Issue "Diagnosis and Control of Plant Viral Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: plant virology; molecular diagnosis; NGS applied to virus diagnostics; development and validation of new techniques for virus detection and identification
Plant viruses are responsible for economic and agronomic losses worldwide. Viral diseases are difficult to control, as diagnosis, sanitation, sanitary certification, cross protection, plant resistance and vector management are all key factors for the appropriate control of these diseases. In this scenario, rapid and accurate methods for the detection of new variants of known viruses as well as new viruses are essential tools. Besides more traditional methods such as biological indexing, electron microscopy, hybridization, ELISA and conventional PCR, in the recent years there has been an exponential increase in the number of protocols based on real-time PCR and LAMP, now routinely applied worldwide. In addition, with the advent of next generation sequencing or high throughput sequencing (HTS), new viruses have been discovered, facilitating the association and identification of the etiological agents of unknown viral diseases.
This Special Issue focuses on the state of the art of these methodologies in an attempt to solve the challenges posed by plant viral diseases. In this Special Issue we would like to include both research and review papers including the latest advances in different aspects of the diagnosis and control of plant viral diseases.
Dr. Antonio Olmos
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- plant viral diseases
- detection methods
- management and control
- genetic diversity
- transmission and vectors