Symptoms of Plant Virus Infection

  • W. A. Stevens
Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)


As several hundred flowering-plant viruses have been described, it is not surprising that there are a very large number of symptoms attributed to these pathogens. Viruses may produce visible or otherwise detectable abnormalities in plants which are recognized as symptoms of disease. When no sign of infection can be detected, infection is said to be latent. The factors controlling the production of symptoms and their nature are numerous, and include
  1. (1)

    type and strain of virus

  2. (2)

    type and variety of host plant

  3. (3)

    age and stage of development of host

  4. (4)

    physiology of host

  5. (5)

    duration of infection

  6. (6)

    presence of other viruses and pathogens

  7. (7)

    environmental and climatic conditions.



Mosaic Virus Cucumber Mosaic Virus Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus French Bean Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Holloway CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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