Engineered plant virus resistance


GALVEZ L. C. , BANERJEE J., Pinar H. , MITRA A.

PLANT SCIENCE, vol.228, pp.11-25, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 228
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2014.07.006
  • Title of Journal : PLANT SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-25
  • Keywords: Broad-spectrum resistance, Transgenic plants, Plant viruses, Gene silencing, Agrobacterium, Plant biotechnology, CUCUMBER-MOSAIC-VIRUS, COAT PROTEIN GENE, REPLICASE-MEDIATED RESISTANCE, LONG-DISTANCE MOVEMENT, POTATO-LEAFROLL-VIRUS, DOUBLE-STRANDED-RNA, CELL-TO-CELL, RECESSIVE BYMOVIRUS RESISTANCE, SYSTEMIC ACQUIRED-RESISTANCE, PATHOGEN-DERIVED RESISTANCE

Abstract

Virus diseases are among the key limiting factors that cause significant yield loss and continuously threaten crop production. Resistant cultivars coupled with pesticide application are commonly used to circumvent these threats. One of the limitations of the reliance on resistant cultivars is the inevitable breakdown of resistance due to the multitude of variable virus populations. Similarly, chemical applications to control virus transmitting insect vectors are costly to the farmers, cause adverse health and environmental consequences, and often result in the emergence of resistant vector strains. Thus, exploiting strategies that provide durable and broad-spectrum resistance over diverse environments are of paramount importance.