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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Virus-Plant Co-evolution
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Viral pathogens of plants,
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
Virus infection and plant defences may, respectively, reduce the fitness of plants and viruses, which could result in virus?plant co-evolution. It is commonly assumed that viruses and plants co-evolve, but evidence supporting this hypothesis is scant, refers mostly to the virus partner, and almost totally derives from the study of highly virulent viruses in agricultural systems, in which host genetic structure is manipulated leading to genetic changes in the virus population. Research has focussed on processes driven by qualitative resistance, either dominant or recessive, which conform, respectively, to the genefor- gene and matching-alleles models of host?pathogen co-evolution. A serious limitation is the limited information available for systems in which the host might also evolve in response to virus infection, that is, wild hosts in natural ecosystems, an area of research that should be encouraged.
International
Si
10.1002/9780470015902.a0023723
Book Edition
Book Publishing
John Wiley & Sons
ISBN
9780470015902
Series
Book title
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From page
1
To page
11
Participants
  • Autor: Aurora Fraile Perez (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Garcia-Arenal Rodriguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Patología Vegetal
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Biotecnología
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