Special Issue "Molecular Plant-Virus Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2021).
Interests: plant–virus interactions; virus long-distance movement; viral suppressors of RNA silencing; nuclear-localised viral proteins; virus interference with phytohormone signalling; virus-induced transcriptomic changes.
Plant viruses—with more than a thousand known species—are a fascinating group of viruses, providing complex plant–virus interactions as a model for pathogenesis, plant defence, virus counter-defence, cell-to-cell and systemic movement, and transmission by vectors. Molecular plant–virus interaction is a rather complex and dynamic process, involving numerous interactions with cellular and molecular components of the plant. In the infection–defence equilibrium, plant viruses are able to subvert plant development, defence responses, and phytohormone signalling for the benefit of the virus, often resulting in disease. With the advent of High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS), ‘omic’ technologies, genome editing techniques, and advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, it is now cost and time efficient to decipher the most intimate and intricate interplay between plant viruses and their hosts. Hence, next-generation technologies help us to dissect the molecular networks of plant–virus interactions in order to advance our understanding of the viral infection process with the aim of assisting with the development of novel antiviral strategies. Another aim is to expand the pool of genetic resources for breeding-for-resistance in order to reduce crop losses caused by viral diseases.
Dr. Eugene Savenkov
Dr. Katalin Nemes
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- plant virus
- RNA silencing
- viral suppressor of RNA silencing
- intracellular communication
- phytohormone signalling
- cell-to-cell movement
- nuclear signalling
- high-throughput sequencing
- virus systemic movement.