Special Issue "Plant Virus Transmission by Vectors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2020).
Interests: virus, transmission, Luteoviridae, Polerovirus, aphid
Viruses are transmitted from plant to plant predominantly by vectors, a process relying on the intricate interactions between host plants, viruses, and vectors. With the development of reverse genetics and the advent of high-throughput technologies, our knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing the virus transmission process has substantially increased. Interestingly, by connecting these molecular and cellular approaches with research on vector fitness and behavior, virus-induced deregulations in plants, which have an impact on the vector and therefore, potentially, also on virus transmission, have started to be identified. This Special Issue will present an overview of the research focusing on the identification of viral, plant, and vector determinants involved in virus transmission, the decoding of the cross-talk between the three players, and the impact of biotic and abiotic stresses on the transmission process. Combining the different research findings, scales (from molecule to cell, organism, and field), and various experimental approaches (mutagenesis, transcriptomics, metabolomics, behavior), this Special Issue will shed light on this complex but exciting research field.
Dr. Véronique Brault
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Molecular and cellular mechanisms
- Virus manipulation
- Biotic and abiotic stresses
- Vector behavior