|ROSEN, RAN - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|KANAKALA, SURAPATHRUDU - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|KLIOT, ADI - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|PAKKIANATHAN, BRITTO CATHRIN - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|ABU FARICH, BASHEER - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|SANTANA-MAGAL, NADINE - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|ELIMELECH, MEYTAR - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|KONTSEDALOV, SVETLANA - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|LEBEDEV, GALINA - Volcani Center (ARO)|
|GHANIM, MURAD - Volcani Center (ARO)|
Submitted to: Current Opinion in Virology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2015
Publication Date: 7/18/2015
Citation: Rosen, R., Kanakala, S., Kliot, A., Pakkianathan, B., Abu Farich, B., Santana-Magal, N., Elimelech, M., Kontsedalov, S., Lebedev, G., Cilia, M., Ghanim, M. 2015. Persistent, circulative transmission of begomoviruses by whitefly vectors. Current Opinion in Virology. 15:1-8.
Technical Abstract: Begomoviruses comprise an emerging and economically important group of plant viruses exclusively transmitted by the sweetpotato whitefly Bemisia tabaci in many regions of the world. The past twenty years have witnessed significant progress in studying the molecular interactions between members of this virus group and B. tabaci. Mechanisms and proteins encoded by the insect vector and its bacterial symbionts, which have been shown to be important for virus transmission, have been identified and thoroughly studied. Despite the economic importance of this group of viruses and their impact on the global agriculture, progress in investigating the virus–vector interactions is moving slowly when compared with similar virus–vector systems in plants and animals. Major advances in this field and future perspectives will be discussed in this review.