Special Issue "Plant Virus Ecology and Biodiversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Plant virus ecology is the study of the interactions of four components: The viruses, their plant hosts, vectors that disseminate them, and the physical environment (radiation, atmosphere, moisture, nutrients) in which all exist. These interactions occur both in agricultural and natural lands and the interfaces between them. These interact through biodiversity at the virus, plant and vector levels, to create functioning ecosystems, both in managed and natural environments. Biodiversity, arising through processes of genome change by generation of mutations and rearrangement of genes and selection of variants, provides novel materials for well functioning ecosystems. Understanding such ecosystems is essential to guaranteeing continued generation of nutritious foodstuffs in the face of global climate change and its effect on plant health.
Yours sincerely,Prof. Dr. Ulrich Melcher
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- plant virus ecology
- virus evolution
- plant-microbe interactions
- virus ecology
- biodiversity ecosystem functioning