Plant Viruses are made up of two components – a protein coat and the nucleic acid center. The nucleic acid is the infectious component of a virus. Viruses are obligate parasites, meaning that they must be within living tissue before they can reproduce themselves. They require a wound to gain entrance to a plant cell. In nature, they depend primarily on biological agents such as nematodes, insects and man for their dissemination. Once duplication starts, the virus is translocated from cell to cell through the plasmodesmata and to distant plant parts by the phloem.
Related Journals to Viral Diseases of Plants
Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Plant Biochemistry & Physiology, Plant Physiology & Pathology, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Horticulture, Research & Reviews: Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences, Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, Plant Disease, Australasian Plant Disease Notes, Journal of Plant Diseases and Proctection, Supplement, Canadian Plant Disease Survey