Cytology and Genetics

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 374–384 | Cite as

Hypovirulence of Mycoviruses as a Tool for Biotechnological Control of Phytopathogenic Fungi

  • A. N. KyrychenkoEmail author
  • K. S. TsyganenkoEmail author
  • S. V. OlishevskaEmail author


This paper reports brief systematization of the current knowledge of the biology of mycoviruses, viral morphology, and genetics in particular as well as characteristics of the virus transmission and infection symptoms in fungal cells. The mechanisms involved in antiviral defense in the members of different classes of fungi are discussed. Insights into the role of hypovirulent mycoviruses in the biotechnological control of phytopathogenic fungi are provided.


mycoviruses hypovirulence biotechnological control 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.INRS-Institut Armand-FrappierLavalQuebecCanada

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