Special Issue "Plant Immunity to Virus Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
I am honored to have this opportunity to guest-edit a Special Issue on “Plant Immunity to Virus Infections”. Plant antiviral defense mechanisms have always been a field of unabated research interest, as they offer both the thrill of basic research discovery and the promise of improved control of crop virus diseases.
Thanks to the relentless pursuit by generations of plant virologists, we now know that plant viruses encounter a wide array of host defenses, including RNA silencing, immunity conferred by single dominant (e.g., resistance genes or R genes) or recessive (e.g., eukaryotic translational initiation factors) plant genes, protein or virion destruction by autophagy and/or proteasome, defense augmentation through plant hormones and reactive oxygen species, and many more. Strikingly, nearly all of the defense mechanisms are counteracted by viruses with a steadily evolving arsenal of defense-mitigating or -evading tools.
With this Special Issue, I hope to highlight the latest progresses in the field of plant immunity to virus infection by inviting plant virologists worldwide to tell their most exciting stories in the form of original research articles, reviews, or opinion/hypothesis essays. Contributions from all branches of this field are equally and enthusiastically appreciated.
Dr. Feng Qu
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.
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- Plant anti-viral defense
- Resistance gene
- RNA silencing
- Defense regulation by plant hormones
- Crop virus diseases