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Research Publications in journals:
Evolution and emergence of plant viruses
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Molecular biology,
  • Molecular evolution,
  • Viral pathogens of plants
Information
Abstract
Viruses are common agents of plant infectious diseases. During last decades, worldwide agriculture production has been compromised by a series of epidemics caused by new viruses that spilled over from reservoir species or by new variants of classic viruses that show new pathogenic and epidemiological properties. Virus emergence has been generally associated with ecological change or with intensive agronomical practices. However, the complete picture is much more complex since the viral populations constantly evolve and adapt to their new hosts and vectors. This chapter puts emergence of plant viruses into the framework of evolutionary ecology, genetics, and epidemiology. We will stress that viral emergence begins with the stochastic transmission of preexisting genetic variants from the reservoir to the new host, whose fate depends on their fitness on each hosts, followed by adaptation to new hosts or vectors, and finalizes with an efficient epidemiological spread.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Advances in Virus Research
ISBN
0065-3527
Impact factor JCR
3,585
Impact info
Volume
88
Journal number
From page
161
To page
191
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Santiago F. Elena (CSIC-UPV)
  • Autor: Aurora Fraile Perez (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Garcia-Arenal Rodriguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Patología Vegetal
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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