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Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens
Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens

"Informative, instructive, impressively written, exceptionally well organized and presented, "Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens" would be a core part of every professional, college, and university library agricultural science collection in general, and plant pathology supplemental studies reading lists in particular."
—Reviewer's Bookwatch

More than 500 Pages and 81 Contributors!

  • Unravel the complexities behind pathogen-vector interactions at the mechanistic, biochemical, cellular-tissue-organ, and functional genomics levels
  • Covers all major vector types, key pathogens, and details of their interactions
  • An ideal reference for students and experts of vector biology and its related disciplines


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The study of vector biology encompasses various disciplines and levels of pursuit, each one examined separately and then collaboratively with the others to holistically explain the range of vector activities, like host-finding, feeding, and dispersal.

This comprehensive monograph explains in detail the complex range of factors and interactions related to the vector-mediated transmission of plant pathogens, including…

  • The various types of vectors involved, including arthropods, mites, fungi, and organisms once classified as fungal pathogens, nematodes, and trypanosomatids.
  • A variety of key pathogens, including eubacteria, fungi, plant pathogenic nematodes, as well as plant RNA and DNA viruses
  • The many mechanistic and ecological roles related to vector-mediated transmission
  • The pathogen’s coevolved interactions with particular type and parts of the vector at hand
  • The defined pathways between the vector and host
  • Specific retention-inoculation characteristics in relation to the vector and plant host

Each chapter offers detailed examples of particular pathogen-vector interaction modes, tying together many years of research to advance the understanding of pathogen-vector biology and interactions at biochemical, cellular-tissue-organ, and functional genomics levels.

The final section includes short treatises on a number of emerging pathogen-vector complexes which will require further research. They were written with the goal of inspiring students and researchers to continue to advance this important field of study.

Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens spans the disciplines of plant pathology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, entomology, and ecology. It is an ideal textbook and reference for students, professors, and all those who study or specialize in vector biology in general—or in relation to any of these disciplines.

Please see the preface here.

Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens

Part 1. Biochemical, Genetic, and Genomic Considerations

CHAPTER 1 Chemical Ecology of Aphid-Transmitted Plant Viruses

Sanford D. Eigenbrode and Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez

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CHAPTER 2 Dissecting the Multifaceted Mechanisms That Drive Leafhopper Host–Phytoplasma Specificity

Assunta Bertaccini, Kenro Oshima, Shigeyuki Kakizawa, Bojan Duduk, and Shigetou Namba

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Part 2. Noncirculative Pathogen–Insect Vector Interactions: Stylet-Borne and/or Mouthpart-Borne Pathogens (Nonpersistent)

CHAPTER 3 Aphid Behavior and the Transmission of Noncirculative Viruses

Alberto Fereres

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CHAPTER 4 Whitefly Feeding Behavior and Transmission of Noncirculative Plant Viruses

James Ng and Gregory P. Walker

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CHAPTER 5 Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Noncirculative Virus–Vector Interactions

Marilyne Uzest and Stéphane Blanc

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CHAPTER 6 Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Bark Beetles: Pathogen–Insect Interaction

Massimo Faccoli and Alberto Santini

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CHAPTER 7 Pine Wilt and Red Ring, Lethal Plant Diseases Caused by Insect-Mediated Bursaphelenchus Nematodes

Natsumi Kanzaki and Robin M. Giblin-Davis

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Part 3. Noncirculative Pathogen–Insect Vector Interactions: Foregut-Borne Pathogens (Semipersistent)

CHAPTER 8 Semipersistent Whitefly-Transmitted Viruses: Criniviruses

William M. Wintermantel

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CHAPTER 9 Citrus tristeza virus–Aphid Interactions

S. J. Harper, R. K. Yokomi, and W. O. Dawson

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CHAPTER 10 Beetle Transmission: A Unique Alliance of Virus, Vector, and Host

Sue A. Tolin, Marie A. C. Langham, and Rose C. Gergerich

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CHAPTER 11 Virus Transmission by Mealybugs and Soft Scales (Hemiptera: Coccoidea)

Etienne Herrbach, Jean Le Maguet, and Gérard Hommay

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Part 4. Noncirculative Pathogen–Insect Vector Interactions: Foregut-Borne Pathogens (Persistent)

CHAPTER 12 Xylella fastidiosa Vector Transmission Biology

Rodrigo P. P. Almeida

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CHAPTER 13 Sharpshooter Feeding Behavior in Relation to Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa: A Model for Foregut-Borne Transmission Mechanisms

Elaine A. Backus

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CHAPTER 14 Transmission Ecology and Epidemiology of the Citrus Variegated Chlorosis Strain of Xylella fastidiosa

João R. Spotti Lopes and Rodrigo Krugner

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Part 5. Circulative (Persistent) Pathogen–Vector Complexes: Nonpropagative

CHAPTER 15 Bemisia tabaci-Mediated Transmission of Begomoviruses: History and Anatomical, Biological, and Cellular Interactions

Joseph M. Cicero and Judith K. Brown

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CHAPTER 16 Mastreviruses: Tropical and Temperate Leafhopper-Borne Geminiviruses

Anders Kvarnheden, Jean-Michel Lett, and Michel Peterschmitt

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CHAPTER 17 Transmission of Curtoviruses (Beet curly top virus) by the Beet Leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus)

Li-Fang Chen and Robert L. Gilbertson

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CHAPTER 18 Eriophyid Mite Vectors of Plant Viruses

Drake C. Stenger, Gary L. Hein, Satyanarayana Tatineni, and Roy French

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Part 6. Circulative (Persistent) Pathogen–Vector Complexes: Propagative

CHAPTER 19 Maize Rhabdovirus–Vector Transmission

Margaret G. Redinbaugh and El-Desouky Ammar

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CHAPTER 20 Tospovirus–Thrips Biology

Mauricio Montero-Astúa, Candice A. Stafford-Banks, Ismael E. Badillo-Vargas, Dorith Rotenberg, Diane E. Ullman, and Anna E. Whitfield

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CHAPTER 21 Brevipalpus spp. (Acari: Tenuipalpidae): Vectors of Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Viruses in Plants

Jose Carlos Verle Rodrigues, Carl C. Childers, and Elliot W. Kitajima

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CHAPTER 22 Insect Transmission of Phytoplasmas

Domenico Bosco and Cristina Marzachì

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CHAPTER 23 Cucurbit Yellow Vine Disease: A Model for True Bug–Bacteria Relationships

Astri Wayadande, Jacqueline Fletcher, and Benny Bruton

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CHAPTER 24 Olpidium-Transmitted Viruses

D’Ann Rochon

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CHAPTER 25 Polymyxa Species and the Viruses They Vector—With Emphasis on Benyviruses and Furoviruses

Madeleine Smith and Charles Rush

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CHAPTER 26 Nematode-Borne Plant Viruses

Stuart A. MacFarlane, Inga Zasada, Olivier Lemaire, and Gérard Demangeat

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CHAPTER 27 Heteroptera and Plant Trypanosomatids (Phytomonas spp.)

Michel Dollet

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CHAPTER 28 Psyllid-Transmitted Candidatus Liberibacter Species Infecting Citrus and Solanaceous Hosts

Judith K. Brown, Joseph M. Cicero, and Tonja W. Fisher

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Part 7. Emerging Pathogen–Vector Complexes

CHAPTER 29 Rice yellow mottle virus

Oumar Traoré and Denis Fargette

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CHAPTER 30 Torradoviruses

Martin Verbeek, Annette M. Dullemans, and René A. A. van der Vlugt

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CHAPTER 31 Ipomoviruses

Susan E. Webb, Scott Adkins, M. N. Maruthi, and James P. Legg

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CHAPTER 32 Cowpea mild mottle virus

Alan A. Brunt

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CHAPTER 33 Transmission of Viruses from Sweetpotatoes and Wild Species of Convolvulaceae in East Africa: Many Gaps to Fill

Arthur K. Tugume, Settumba B. Mukasa, and Jari P. T. Valkonen

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CHAPTER 34 Aphid Transmission of Viruses of the Family Nanoviridae

H. Josef Vetten, Bruno Gronenborn, and Alberto Bressan

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"Informative, instructive, impressively written, exceptionally well organized and presented, "Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens" would be a core part of every professional, college, and university library agricultural science collection in general, and plant pathology supplemental studies reading lists in particular."
—Reviewer's Bookwatch
Publish Date: 2016
Format: 8.5” × 11” hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-89054-516-4
Pages: 510
Images: 171 images
Publication Weight: 6 lbs

Edited by Judith K. Brown

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