Polymyxa graminis and the cereal viruses it transmits: a research challenge

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals

Kanyuka, K., Ward, E. and Adams, M. J. 2003. Polymyxa graminis and the cereal viruses it transmits: a research challenge. Molecular Plant Pathology. 4 (5), pp. 393-406.

AuthorsKanyuka, K., Ward, E. and Adams, M. J.
Abstract

Polymyxa graminis is a eukaryotic obligate biotrophic parasite of plant roots that belongs to a poorly studied discrete taxonomic unit informally called the 'plasmodiophorids'. P. graminis is nonpathogenic, but has the ability to acquire and transmit a range of plant viruses which cause serious diseases in cereal crop species and result in significant yield reductions. The viruses are protected from the environment within A graminis resting spores ('cysts') that may remain dormant but viable for decades (probably until a suitable host plant is encountered). The persistent, soilborne nature of these diseases makes the use of virus-resistant crop varieties currently the only practical and environmentally friendly means of control.

KeywordsPlant Sciences
Year of Publication2003
JournalMolecular Plant Pathology
Journal citation4 (5), pp. 393-406
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1046/J.1364-3703.2003.00177.X
PubMed ID20569399
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code423
505
506
ISSN14646722
PublisherWiley

Permalink - https://repository.rothamsted.ac.uk/item/89050/polymyxa-graminis-and-the-cereal-viruses-it-transmits-a-research-challenge

11 total views
0 total downloads
1 views this month
0 downloads this month