Special Issue "Plant Virus Epidemiology and Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
The single most important step in managing plant diseases is through the use of clean stock and seed programs. Once established, the knowledge of pathogen epidemiology is used in the development of control strategies to keep plantings healthy for as long as possible. This is particularly important for plant viruses, where exclusion is often the only available option, and thus disease forecasting and management are matters of utmost importance. In this Issue, we aim to highlight the importance of virus epidemiology and how information is used in developing and implementing control strategies. This includes virus traditional and molecular ecology tools (distribution, host range, transmission, population structures, and virus–vector–host interactions) and control strategies from RNA interference; to CRISPR; to holistic, systems-based approaches that aim to avoid or control epidemics.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis E. Tzanetakis
Dr. Robert R. Martin
Dr. Igor Koloniuk
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