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Geminiviruses

Impact, Challenges and Approaches

Editors: Kumar, Vinoth (Ed.)

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  • First comprehensive book on geminivirus biology
  • Enhances the reader’s knowledge on evolution and diversity of this plant pathogenic virus family
  • Provides approaches for pest management strategies
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This book provides in-depth information on all key aspects of geminivirus biology, e.g. the genetics and evolution, global diversity and spread of these plant pathogens, as well as the molecular mechanisms underlying their virulence. Geminiviridae is one of the largest viral families, comprising numerous plant-infecting viruses that cause diseases in crops and weeds. These diseases have been reported from nearly all continents, in particular Asia, Europe, Africa and America. The book summarizes the current state of knowledge on the interactions between plant host and virus. In addition, it discusses advances regarding the trans-replication of satellite molecules and its effect on geminiviral pathogenesis, as well as pest management strategies to combat these diseases in the field. 
Given its scope, the book is a must-read reference guide for all researchers and advanced students working in virology, agriculture and plant biotechnology..

About the authors

Dr R Vinoth Kumar obtained his PhD from the School of Life Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. His work involves studying the emergence and evolution of begomoviruses and satellites associated with diseases in several vegetable crops and weeds. His efforts have resulted in the identification of several novel and diverse viral genomic components, thereby generating genome sequence resources that can be used to devise effective management strategies to curb these diseases. In addition, he has studied the interaction of host plants with viral proteins during pathogenesis, which can be employed to create new antiviral methods against these begomoviruses. Dr Kumar has submitted more than 70 viral genomic sequences to the public database and has published numerous research articles and book chapters. He also had a brief stay at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK with the help of a scholarship from the European Commission. Currently, he is working as a researcher at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (TIFR-NCBS), Bengaluru, India.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Classification, Taxonomy and Gene Function of Geminiviruses and Their Satellites

    Pages 1-16

    Kumar, R. Vinoth

  • Rolling Circle Replication and Transcription Processes in Geminiviruses

    Pages 17-38

    Sharma, Nivedita (et al.)

  • Distribution of Geminivirus in the Indian Subcontinent

    Pages 39-64

    Bhatt, Bhavin S. (et al.)

  • Geminivirus Occurrence in Australia, China, Europe, and the Middle Eastern Countries

    Pages 65-83

    Al Shihi, Adel Ali Mohammed

  • Mastreviruses in the African World: Harbouring Both Monocot and Dicot Species

    Pages 85-102

    Marwal, Avinash (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18248-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18247-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geminiviruses
Book Subtitle
Impact, Challenges and Approaches
Editors
  • Vinoth Kumar
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18248-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18248-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18247-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 235
Number of Illustrations
22 illustrations in colour
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