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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1046/J.1364-3703.2003.00177.X

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

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)https://doi.org/10.1046/J.1364-3703.2003.00177.X
PubMed ID20569399
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code423
Characterisation of plant -virus- vector relationships, with particular respect to transmission by plasmodiophorids

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