Recognition and Response in Plant-Virus Interactions: Some Underlying Concepts

  • R. S. S. Fraser
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 41)


Plant-virus interactions form a model system within the NATO Special Programme on cell-to-cell signalling in plants and animals. Recognition events between plants and viruses, and subsequent signalling, lead to diverse responses which affect many aspects of pathogenesis. This paper reviews the importance of plant-virus signalling processes in five main areas: virus transmission, host range and genetic interactions; molecular mechanisms of virus replication and spread; molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and symptom formation; recognition in resistance and virulence; and exploiting signalling in crop protection.


Tobacco Mosaic Virus Recognition Event Cascade Control Symptom Formation Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. S. Fraser
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  1. 1.AFRC Institute of Horticultural ResearchLittlehampton, West SussexUK

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