Special Issue "The Complexity of the Potyviral Interaction Network"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: plant virology, potyviruses, potato virus A infection biology
Interests: plant virology, potyviruses, recessive resistance, movement
Many potyvirus species belong to the most economically significant plant viruses and they cause substantial yield losses to crop plants globally. Due to their efficient spread by aphids, potyviruses are difficult to control. The study of infection biology and host–potyvirus interactions is therefore essential for the development of anti-viral strategies and resistant cultivars.
Potyvirus research is advancing fast in various sectors. Our increasing knowledge about the complex molecular relationships that potyviruses have with their hosts—with the host plant organelles, cell membrane networks, metabolic pathways, and various cellular processes—is building a fascinating picture of the potyviral infection cycle. The eleven multifunctional viral proteins, responsible for orchestrating the potyviral life cycle, are participating in dozens of interactions within the host cells. Regulation of these interactions, which may be pro- or antiviral in nature, is achieved by sequestering the infection stages to various subcellular compartments and by posttranslational modifications of the viral and host proteins.
We invite contributions to enlighten the current state of the art in potyvirus research and to highlight the valuable work carried out in different laboratories throughout the world to combat the severe plant diseases caused by the members of the potyvirus group.
Dr. Kristiina Mäkinen
Dr. Sylvie German-Retana
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- potyvirus infection
- potyvirus–host interactions
- potyviral replication and translation
- intra- and intercellular potyviral movement
- potyvirus transmission
- host defense against potyvirus infection
- potyvirus resistance