Spread Throughout the Plant: Systemic Transport of Viruses

  • Shoko UekiEmail author
  • Vitaly Citovsky
Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 7)


Viral long distant transport is an essential step for systemic infection. Because the process involves different types of highly differentiated vascular-associated cells, the virus systemic movement is regulated differentially at each tissue interface. In this chapter, we review current knowledge about viral systemic transport process in non-Arabidopsis hosts. We especially focus on viral and host factors participating in viral systemic transport. We also briefly overview the effect of RNA silencing, the host innate immunity, on viral systemic movement.


Tobacco Mosaic Virus Cucumber Mosaic Virus Maize Streak Virus Rice Yellow Mottle Virus Tomato Golden Mosaic Virus 
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