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Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals
Open Access

ISSN: 1948-5964

+44 1300 500008

Hsing-Yeh Liu

Hsing-Yeh Liu

USDA-ARS 1636 E Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905, USA

Biography
D. HSING-YEH LIU is working as Research Plant Pathologist in USDA-ARS, 1636 East Alisal Street, Salinas, California 93905, USA. He completed his Ph.D in Plant Pathology in University of California, Riverside, California, in the year 1981. He was working as Plant Pathologist in Department of Plant Pathology, Taiwan Tobacco Research Institute from 1974-1976.
Research Interest

 Current research interests include whitefly-transmitted and soil-borne viruses of vegetables and sugar beet, with a special emphasis on biological, serological, and molecular characterization of viruses, virusvector relationships, epidemiology, and the development of management strategies. Discovered and characterized a numerous new virus diseases affecting sugar beet and vegetables including aphid transmitted: Beet chlorosis virus and Subterranean clover red leaf virus; whiteflytransmitted: Abutilon yellows virus, Beet pseudo-yellows virus, Lettuce chlorosis virus, Lettuce infectious yellows virus. Squash leaf curl virus, Tomato chlorosis virus, Tomato infectious chlorosis virus, and Tomato necrotic dwarf virus; and soil-borne: Beet necrotic yellow vein virus in U.S., Beet distortion mosaic virus, Beet oak-leaf virus, and Lettuce necrotic stunt virus. First to identify Calibrachoa mottle virus affecting Calibrachoa plants. Calibrachoa is becoming an important new horticultural plant in Europe and U.S.. This disease has occurred in the nursery industries for sometime, but the causal agent was unknown.

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