Submitted to: Molecular Plant Pathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/9/2011
Publication Date: 10/1/2011
Citation: Scholthof, K.G., Adkins, S.T., Czosnek, H., Palukaitis, P., Jacquot, E., Hohn, T., Hohn, B., Saunders, K., Candresse, T., Ahlquist, P., Hemenway, C., Foster, G.D. 2011. Top 10 Plant Viruses in Molecular Plant Pathology. Molecular Plant Pathology. 12:938-954. Interpretive Summary: This article presents an overview of each virus in the Top 10 list generated from a survey of a scientists) and its importance. The intent is to initiate discussion and debate among the plant virology community as well as laying down a bench mark, as it will be interesting to see in future years how perceptions change and which viruses enter and leave the Top 10.
Technical Abstract: Scientific and economic importance were used to rank plant viruses to indicate the Top 10. Each virus is discussed to open debate and conversation within and beyond the plant virology community as new pathogens come and go in importance.