Geminiviruses pp 197-218 | Cite as

Geminivirus Resistance Strategies

  • Abhinav KumarEmail author
  • Jawaid A. Khan


Geminiviruses are a major threat to world agriculture, and breeding resistant crops against these viruses is one of the major challenges faced by both plant pathologists and biotechnologists. In the past, most of these strategies follow the conceptual development ranging from coat protein-mediated restricted viral propagation to the expression of mutant or truncated viral proteins that interfere with virus infection, or RNA molecule-mediated gene silencing approach transcription of viral RNA sequences that silence the expression of virus genes. However much of the progress has been made so far in this direction observes limited success in field, but still research is running and new approaches such as CRISPR/Cas9 have found space in laboratories. To date, no comparative data has been published or available that examines the merit of different approaches which have been used against this class of viruses. There is a common belief among the geminivirologists across the globe about the recombination and mutation capacity as the main reason for the appearance of new species and breaking resistance. This chapter deals with different strategies which have been used to curb geminivirus spread.



AK is funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt of India, and is thankful to Mr. Ajay Pratap Singh, Sr Director, IILM-CET Greater Noida for facilities and keen interest.


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  1. 1.Research Projects Lab, Department of BiotechnologyIILM College of Engineering and TechnologyGreater NoidaIndia
  2. 2.Plant Virology Lab, Department of BiosciencesJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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