Transmission of Plant Viruses

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


Plant viruses are obligate parasites, often causing the death of their host, so it is necessary for them to spread from plant to plant and to be introduced into living cells. This spread or transmission will be considered under the following headings:
  1. (1)

    mechanical transmission

  2. (2)

    vegetative, graft and dodder transmission

  3. (3)

    transmission by pollen seeds

  4. (4)

    insect and mite transmission

  5. (5)

    nematode and fungal transmission.



Cucumber Mosaic Virus Plant Virus Citrus Tristeza Virus Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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