Course detail

LFT5760 - Plant Virology

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Jorge Alberto Marques Rezende

Convey to students the principles and general concepts in plant virology.

The plant virology course comprises aspects of classical virology as well as modern plant virology. Students will be introduced to the history of plant virology in Brazil and in the world, taxonomy of plant virus, symptoms, diagnosis and control of plant virus diseases. The course should address aspects of genome organization of plant viruses, replication, functions and mechanisms of regulation of viral genome, molecular mechanisms of virus-vector and virus-plant interactions and molecular strategies of plant virus diseases control.

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Dijkstra, J. & de Jager, C.P. Practical Plant Virology: Protocol and Exercises. Springer Lab Manual. 1998. 459p.
Fauquet, C.M., Mayo, M.A., Maniloff, J., Desselberger, V., Ball, L.A. 2005. Virus Taxonomy: Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses. Eighth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego.
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Foster, G.D. & Taylor, S.C. (Eds.) Plant Virology Protocols – From Virus Isolation to Transgenic Resistance. Humana Press, New Jersey. 1998. 571p.
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Hull, R. Matthews’ Plant Virology. Academic Press, New York. 2002. 1001p.
Hull, R. Plant Virology, Fifth Edition, 2014. 1104p.
Khan, J.A. & Dijkstra, J. Plant Viruses as Molecular Pathogens. Food Products Press, New York, 2002. 537 p.
Khan, J.A. & Dijkstra, J. Handbook of Plant Virology. Food Products Press, London, 2006. 452p.
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Matthews, R.E.F. Fundamentals of Plant Virology. Academic Press, New York. 1992. 403p.
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Matthews, R.E.F.(ed.). Diagnosis of Plant Virus Diseases. CRC Press, London. 1993. 374p.
McLean, G.D., Garrett, R.G. & Ruesink, W.G. (Eds.). Plant Virus Epidemics. Academic Press, Australia. 1986. 550p.
Noordam, D. Identification of Plant Viruses – Methods & Experiments. Center for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation, Wageningen. 1973. 207p.
Semancik, J.S. Viroids and Viroid-like Pathogens. CRC Press, Florida. 1987. 177p.
Sutic, D.D., Ford, R.E. & Tosic, M.T. Handbook of Plant Virus Diseases. CRC Press, Florida 1999. 553p.
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Van Regenmortel, M.H.V. Serology and Immunochemistry of Plant Viruses. Academic Press. 1982. 302p