Discovery of the first resistance gene to rice yellow mottle virus
Rice yellow mottle
virus (RYMV) was first identified in 1966 in Kenya. It has since been reported in most African countries where rice is grown. The disease is characterized by the appearance of mottling and then tissue death on the leaves. The fertility and development of seeds are affected, which...
Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
...advised by Dr. Marlin Rice and Dr. John Hill. Jeff's research involved work on the bean leaf beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata (Chrysomelidae), and Bean pod mottle
virus (BPMV) biology and management. He also used various molecular tools to identify and sequence a new strain of BPMV from Desmodium illinoense (Fab...
Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague
...us (TMV) to produce a plant-based vaccine against plague. TMV, a common scourge of the plant world, causes widespread plant disease and can damage and mottle
the leaves, flowers and fruits of whole crops. In the system, TMV is simply injected into the leaves of the tobacco plants.
Like most crops, produ...
Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease
...ongbing" means "yellow dragon" which is descriptive of the yellow sectors of infected trees. The symptoms of citrus greening usually include a blotchy mottle
and leaf yellowing that spreads throughout the tree with lopsided fruit that fail to color properly.
Citrus greening has seriously affected citrus ...
...ushy dwarf virus
Genus Machlomovirus ; type species: Maize chlorotic mottle
Genus Ourmiavirus ; type species: Ourmia melon virus
Genus...ecies: Tobacco rattle virus
Genus Umbravirus ; type species: Carrot mottle
Group V - (-)ssRNA viruses (negative single-stranded ...