Plant virus-insect vector interactions: current and potential future research directions

Dietzgen, Ralf G., Mann, Krin S. and Johnson, Karyn N. (2016) Plant virus-insect vector interactions: current and potential future research directions. Viruses, 8 11: . doi:10.3390/v8110303


Author Dietzgen, Ralf G.
Mann, Krin S.
Johnson, Karyn N.
Title Plant virus-insect vector interactions: current and potential future research directions
Journal name Viruses   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1999-4915
Publication date 2016-11-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3390/v8110303
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 11
Total pages 21
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Language eng
Abstract Acquisition and transmission by an insect vector is central to the infection cycle of the majority of plant pathogenic viruses. Plant viruses can interact with their insect host in a variety of ways including both non-persistent and circulative transmission, in some cases, the latter involves virus replication in cells of the insect host. Replicating viruses can also elicit both innate and specific defense responses in the insect host. A consistent feature is that the interaction of the virus with its insect host/vector requires specific molecular interactions between virus and host, commonly via proteins. Understanding the interactions between plant viruses and their insect host can underpin approaches to protect plants from infection by interfering with virus uptake and transmission. Here, we provide a perspective focused on identifying novel approaches and research directions to facilitate control of plant viruses by better understanding and targeting virus-insect molecular interactions. We also draw parallels with molecular interactions in insect vectors of animal viruses, and consider technical advances for their control that may be more broadly applicable to plant virus vectors.
Keyword Insect stylet
Insect vectors
Molecular virus-insect interactions
Mosquitoes
Plant viruses
Salivary gland
Virus control
Virus transmission
Wolbachia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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