Biological variability of potyviruses, an example: zucchini yellow mosaic virus

  • H. Lecoq
  • D. E. Purcifull
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 5)


Potyviruses present an important variability which may affect biological properties such as host range, symptomatology, virulence towards resistance genes, and transmissibility by vectors. A brief account of this potential is presented and illustrated by some aspects of the biological variability of zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV).


Plant Virus Biological Variability Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Melon Plant Helper Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lecoq
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. E. Purcifull
    • 2
  1. 1.Station de Pathologie VégétaleINRAMontfavetFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Station de Pathologie VégétaleINRAMontfavet CedexFrance

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