Mycoviruses, 1st Edition

Mycoviruses, 1st Edition,Said Ghabrial,ISBN9780123943156

Advances in Virus Research

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  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


This volume of Advances in Virus Research focuses on mycoviruses. The authors and reviews represent the most current and cutting-edge research in the field. A broad range of research is presented from research experts.


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Said Ghabrial

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Chapter One. Viruses and Prions of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

1 Introduction

2 L-A Virus and the Killer Satellite dsRNAs

3 Biology of the S. cerevisiae dsRNA Viruses

4 Yeast Narnaviruses: 20S and 23S RNAs

5 Yeast Prions

6 Biology of Yeast Prions

7 Prospects

Chapter Two. Multiplexed Interactions

1 Introduction

2 Classification of Fungal Endophytes

3 Viruses of Fungal Endophytes

4 Roles of Viruses in Endophytic Fungi

5 Practical Roles for Endophyte Viruses

6 Summary

Chapter Three. 3D Structures of Fungal Partitiviruses

1 Introduction to Partitiviruses

2 Partitivirus Capsid Structures

3 Partitivirus RdRp and dsRNA Structures

4 Comparisons with Other Bisegmented dsRNA Viruses

5 Comparisons with Other Fungal Viruses with Encapsidated dsRNA Genomes

6 Proposed Revisions to Partitivirus Taxonomy

Chapter Four. Chrysovirus Structure


1 Introduction

2 dsRNA Virus Core Proteins

3 Penicillium chrysogenum Virus Capsid Structure

4 Cryphonectria nitschkei Chrysovirus Capsid Structure

5 Comparison of Chrysovirus and Totivirus CPs: Evolutionary Relationships

6 dsRNA Organization Within the Capsid

7 Conclusions and Prospects

Chapter Five. Hypovirus Molecular Biology

1 Introduction

2 Molecular Characterization of Hypovirulence-Associated dsRNAs

3 The Hypoviridae

4 Technical Challenges of Mycovirus Research: Development of the Hypovirus Experimental System and Completion of Koch’s Postulates

5 Hypovirus Translation and Gene Expression

6 Impact of Hypovirus Infection on the Fungal Host

7 Fungal Antiviral Defense Mechanisms

8 Concluding Remarks

Chapter Six. The Family Narnaviridae

1 Introduction

2 Discovery and Early Work on the Narnaviridae with Emphasis on Selected Systems

3 Early Work Leading to Description of Mitoviruses

4 Relationships Among Members of the Narnaviridae

5 Population Biology of Members of the Narnaviridae

6 Other Genome Features and Molecular Manipulation of Members of the Narnaviridae

7 Conclusions and Future Directions

Chapter Seven. Viruses of the White Root Rot Fungus, Rosellinia necatrix

1 Introduction

2 Viruses of R. necatrix

3 Expansion of Host Ranges of R. necatrix-Infecting Viruses

4 Conclusions and Prospects

Chapter Eight. Viruses of the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

1 Introduction

2 Mycoviruses of S. sclerotiorum

3 The Interaction Between Mycovirus and S. sclerotiorum

4 Coinfection of S. sclerotiorum with Multiple Mycoviruses

5 The Potential Use of Mycoviruses to Control Sclerotinia Diseases

6 Conclusions and Prospects

Chapter Nine. Viruses of Botrytis

1 Introduction

2 Molecular Characterization and Phylogenetic Relationships of Botrytis Viruses

3 Effects of Viruses on Botrytis

4 Virus Transmission

5 Conclusions and Future Research

Chapter Ten. Insight into Mycoviruses Infecting Fusarium Species

1 Introduction

2 Isolation and Characterization of dsRNA Mycoviruses Infecting Fusarium Species

3 Diversity of Fusarium Mycoviruses Based on Genome Organization

4 Identification of Fungal Host Factors by Proteomics and Transcriptomics

5 Transmission of Fusarium Mycovirus by Protoplast

6 Future Directions for Research on Mycovirus–Host Interactions

Chapter Eleven. Viruses of Helminthosporium (Cochlioblus) victoriae

1 Introduction

2 Historical Perspectives

3 Viruses of H. victoriae

4 Host Genes Upregulated by Virus Infection

5 HvV190S Capsid Structure

6 Concluding Remarks

Chapter Twelve. Phytophthora Viruses

1 Introduction to Oomycetes—Phylogeny, Habitats, and Properties

2 History of Oomycete Virus Research

3 Properties of Four Viruses of P. infestans

4 Transmission of Phytophthora Viruses

5 Molecular Manipulations of Phytophthora Viruses

6 Conclusions, Future Directions, and Closing Remarks


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