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Title: Maize rhabdovirus-vector transmission

item Redinbaugh, Margaret
item EL DESOUKY, AMMAR - The Ohio State University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/18/2012
Publication Date: 7/1/2016
Citation: Redinbaugh, M.G., El Desouky, A. 2016. Chapter 19: Maize Rhabdovirus-Vector Transmission. In: J. Brown editor. Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens. St. Paul, MN:APS Press. p. 277-287.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: oth of the plant-infecting rhabdovirus genera, Nucleorhabdovirus and Cytorhabdovirus, contain viruses that infect maize (Zea mays L.). The maize infecting rhabdoviruses are transmitted by hemipteran insects in the families Cicadellidae and Delphacidae in a persistent propagative manner. This chapter outlines the maize-infecting rhabdoviruses and their plant and insect hosts, as well as parameters affecting virus transmission by vectors. We discuss the current state of research to determine the mechanisms for vector transmission of maize rhabdoviruses by their leafhopper and planthopper vectors, including characterization of virus infection of vector tissues and organs and identification of barriers to virus transmission in vector insects. We identify emerging new information on vector and insect genome information, as well as gaps in our knowledge of rhabdovirus transmission that can be addressed in future research.