CABI Plant Protection Series Series 4

Virus Diseases of Tropical and Subtropical Crops

January 2016
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  • Published
    18th January 2016
  • ISBN 9781780644264
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

This book describes interactions of plant viruses with hosts and transmission vectors in an agricultural context. Starting with an overview of virus biology, economics and management, chapters then address economically significant plant diseases of tropical and subtropical crops. For each disease, symptoms, distribution, economic impact, causative virus, taxonomy, host range, transmission, diagnostic methods and management strategies are discussed.

1. Viruses affecting tropical and subtropical crops: biology, diversity, management
2. Banana bunchy top
3. Wheat dwarf
4. Cassava brown streak
5. Cassava mosaic
6. Cucumber mosaic
7. Potato mosaic
8. Soybean mosaic
9. Yam mosaic
10. Sugarcane mosaic
11. Papaya ringspot
12. Tomato spotted wilt
13. Tomato yellow leaf curl
14. Tristeza
15. Rice tungro
16. Sweet potato virus disease
17. Mealybug wilt disease
18. Viruses affecting tropical and subtropical crops: future perspectives

Paula Tennant

Paula Tennant is at University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

Gustavo Fermin

Gustavo Fermin is at Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.