All the Virology on the WWW, By David. M. Sander, Garry Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. This definitely the Virology site if you are not only interested in plant viruses. Besides the huge collection of listed websites you will find the "Big Picture Book of Viruses" (see below), On-Line Virology Courses and the Virology Bookshop. Scrolling down the screen and you will get Virology in the news and the links divided into sub-groups (including plant viruses). The site is also searchable. YOu can spend hours just browsing through this site and will end up with much more information received as you originally requested. For virologists this site is an absolute must and be sure to bookmark it. A european site of All the Virology on the WWW is available.
The Beginning of Virology (the TMV story), feature of the American Phytopathological Society. Available: a photo gallery, related sites and three featured articles: Concerning a Contagium Vivum Fluidium as a Cause of the Spot-Disease of Tobacco Leaves (pdf-format), The Discovery of the Causal Agent of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus Disease (pdf-format) and Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Pioneering Research for a Century.
The Big Picture Book of Viruses, maintained by the Garry Lab, Tulane University School of Medicine. Find virus pictures by name (virus family, individual viruses), by structure & genome (genome type, grouped by Baltimore method) or by host. There are also guides to virus structure and links to on-line courses.
Biophysics with viruses, Wageningen NMR Center, Netherlands. Topics: protein-nucleic acid interactions, protein-lipid interactions, cowpea chlorotic mottle virus (CCMV).
Bymovirus Home Page. Plant Pathology at Rothamsted. General description, micrographs,Genome Maps, Sequences and References.
Caulimoviridae Database and Information System, International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Carlifornia. Available Information: Caulimoviridae (detailed descriptions of Badnavirus and Caulimovirus), references, database (including DNA and amino acid sequences), figures, links and general information. Notice: Site undergoes reorganization. So, some links might not work all the time.
Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus (CCMV) Information, Wageningen Agricultural University (WAU), The Netherlands. Available: Introduction, Structure of CCMV, Protein Structure (subunit composition, virus structures, stabilization by Ca++, substructure organization) and Interactions with RNA. Further available: A picture gallery. The pictures of CCMV are of high quality.
Department of Virology, Research Institute for Plant Protection, IPO-DLO. Wageningen, Netherlands. Research areas: identification, characterization and classification of viruses in different plants & crops, Virus detection methods (including ELISA, PCR, NASBA). They are mainly interested in luteoviruses and poty viruses. The following research groups are established: Virus-vector & virus-host relations, viruses of vegetables, viruses of ornamentals and virus detection. All groups presnt details on the activities with many photos and images. Furtrher available: publications, inocula, plant virus antisera, search and links. Site is easy to navigate and provides up-to-date information from the department. The way in which the information is provided makes it a TIP for this section.
Electron Micrographs of Plant Viruses:
Encyclopedia of Virology plus, the Encyclopedia of Virology (now available on CD-ROM) contains contributions from 270 leading scientists, researchers and clinicians covering all aspects of animal, insect, plant and bacteriophage viruses. Published by Academic Press. This sites comes with some demos and pictures taken from the CD and with further links. Special section on virus visualization.
Gemini Web Page, International Laboratory for Tropical Agicultural Biotechnology (ILTAB), the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Plant Division, La Jolla - California. GeminiNet will send and receive messages relative to geminiviruses, whitefly and leafhopper transmission of geminiviruses, meetings, techniques, protocoles, references, databases, pictures. Available Services: Geminiviridae (working group members, descriptions...), sequence database, reference database, Geminivirus Genes, ICTV descriptions, GeminiNet News.
High Plains Virus (HPV), by S.G. Jensen, USDA-ARS, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The high plains virus (HPV) a newly emerging problem of maize and wheat with world wide implivations. This document covers following topics: Introduction, symptoms (with photos), and references.
Index Virum: The Index Virum is a collection of index files which link to lists containing all virus family, genus and species names found in: The Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses. "Sixth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses" (1995. Eds.: F.A. Murphy, C.M. Fauquet, M.A. Mayo, A.W. Jarvis, S.A. Ghabrial, M.D. Summers, G.P. Martelli, D.H.L. Bishop. Archives of Virology, Springer Verlag, Wien New York.
Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Available information: about the server, news, resources, multimedia library (computervisualizations, electron micrographs), distance learning (including tutorials and how to develop a virology course), events and more. In resources you will find articles on a variety of topics, emerging viruses and also some links to plant viruses. The server features a virus of the month.
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), Virology Division, International Union of Microbiological Societies. Introduction, meetings, activities. Overview of Taxa recognized by ICTV. Diagramms of taxa (includes viruses on plants). Listings of taxa alphabetically, by host and by genomic nucleic acid. Links and more.
International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Carlifornia. ILTAB: Plant Virus Research, Genetic Engeneering, Technology Transfer, Research Projects: Cassava-Project (African cassava mosaic virus and the cassava common mosaic), Rice Virus Biotech Project, Transgenic Tomato Project, Sweet Potato Virus Project, Yam Virus Project, Sugarcane Virus Project. Links to: Gemini Web Page, Under construction: Poty Web Page, RYMV Web Page.
The International Working Group On Plant Viruses With Fungal Vectors (IWGPVFV): IWGPVFV exists to encourage research, contacts and communication for anyone interested in plant viruses transmitted by fungi/fungal vectors.
Vegetable Viruses Working Groups (VVWG), International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS). Service maintained by the Istituto di Fitovirologia Applicata, Turin, Italy. Available: General information, Objectives & Organization, Steering Committe, News, Members’ Addresses, Application Form adn more.
Le Département Virologie des Plantesl'Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg, France. Current research topics: Mapping Functions on the genomes of Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Furovirus, Beet Western Yellows Luteovirus and related viruses, Role of two proteins encoded by Tomato Black Ring Virus RNAs Organisation and expression of Peanut Clump Virus, Expression of Nepovirus Genomes : Grapevine Fanleaf Virus and Arabis Mosaic Virus, Functional Analysis of the Alfalfa Mosaic Virus movement proteins. Further information: Some Links, Staff of the department and their personell pages.
Maize Streak Virus (Home Page), maintained by E. Rybicki, Department of Microbiology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Available: introduction, Geminiviridae, Mastreviruses (including structure, genomesand diversity), and Maize Streak Virus (MSV) information. MSV information: symptoms, effects, variation, database, reports, MSV Labe at Cape Town, symptom quantitation and more. Further available: The Fuller Report on MSV from 1901. The MSV page gives you a very detailed insight not only for this virus but for the hole virus group to which MSV belongs. Highly useful.
Ulrich Melcher's Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. Current research: Fitness of Recombinants (recombination and competition within the group of tobamoviruses), Complementation of viral movement (movement proteins, complemantation of tobamoviruses and cauliflower mosaic), Movement genes and proteins, Viral synergy (CaMV, TVCV), Spiroplasma genomes. Available information: Mission, Publications details on personnel, current and past research projects.
W. Allen Miller's Laboratory, Molecular Plant Virology, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, USA. Research: Translational Control of Gene Expression, Viral and Satellite RNA Replication, Transgenic Resistance and the BYDV Genome Project. Further available: Publications, Sequences (BYDV-PAV and BYDV-RPV genomic RNA, satellite RPV RNA), pictures of oats infected with BYDV and some links.
Molecular Genetics of Plant-Virus Interactions, McGill University, Canada. Research Topics: High resolution genetic mapping of the Tu resistance gene conferring resistance to Turnip Mosaic Virus, Identification of a plant receptor for a viral coat protein, Identification of plant proteins interacting with TuMV viral proteins, Characterization of Arabidopsis's response to Turnip Mosaic Virus infection, markers linked to QTLs in barley.
Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory (MPPL), USDA, ARS, Beltsville. Researching viroids, viruses, viral satellites, mycoplasmalike organisms (MLO, phytoplasmas), rust disease resistance in beans, and host-pathogen recognition. Available Information on How to reach MPPL, Research & Staff.
Picorna-like-viruses of Invertebrates, the virus pages of the Institute for Animal Health (IAH), UK. Here you will also find information on viruses which infect pest insects of plants like Acyrthosiphon pisum virus (APV) which infects the pea aphid or the Rhopalosiphum padi virus. Available: Seaquence database, list of Picorna-like viruses of Invertebrates, characteristics of Acyrthosiphon pisum virus, references and more.
Plant Molecular Virology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Department of Plant Biology, Spain. Biological control of economically important plant virus diseases. (1)the characterization of new, agriculturally interesting viruses, (2)the study of the biology of plant virus satellites and defective interfering RNAs and their regulatory role in viral expression (3)the analysis of transgenic resistance strategies to viruses in plants.
Plant Viruses Online, Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database. Brunt, A.A., Crabtree, K., Dallwitz, M.J., Gibbs, A.J., Watson, L. and Zurcher, E.J. (eds.) (1996 onwards). `Plant Viruses Online: Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database. Version: 20th August 1996.' Information on most species of virus known to infect plants, not only those whose virions have been described, but also those like umbraviruses that have no virion protein genes of their own, and use the virion proteins of their symbiotic helper viruses instead. Plant Viruses Online - do not miss to visit this site!
The Rhabdovirus Homepage, Institute for Animal Health (IAH), Pirbright Laboratory, United Kingdom. Although is mainly concentrated on animal rhabdoviruses you will also find some information on plant viruses here.
Ed Rybicki's Home Page, Department of Microbiology, University of Capetown. Molecular & General Virology. Research interests: Diversity of southern African Subgroup 1 Geminiviridae, and the molecular determinants of pathogenicity and host range in these viruses, and in the engineering of crop plants for the expression of novel substances. Molecular phylogenetic studies on viruses (Potyviridae and Geminiviridae). There are a number of essays available, e. g. "Emerging and Re-Emerging Virus Diseases: A Challenge for Biotechnology." or a song called "The Wild Researcher Boy".
Sequences of Plant Viruses and Viroids. Plant Pathology at Rothamsted.
Anne Simon's Turnip Crinkle Virus Lab Home Page, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. This Lab developed the turnip crinkle virus (TCV) system as a model to study sequences and structures involved in replication and recombination of RNA templates and the interactions between the virus, host and parasitic subviral RNAs that lead to symptom production or host resistance. Available: Selves (lab members and pictures), lab resources, publications and links. Available in publications: Viral and Subviral RNA Replication, RNA Recombination, 3'-End Repair and Virus-Host Interactions (the TCV-Arabidopsis System). here you will find detailed information with abstracts of the publications.
SLU-Alnarp, Virology, Department of Plant Protection, SLU Alnarp - Sveriges Lantbruks Universitet, Sweden. Research areas: Virus testing of seed potatoes. Links.
Soil-borne wheat mosaic, a NebGuide published by the Cooperative Extension, Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Univ. Nebraska Lincoln. Index: Sypmtoms, Virus, Transmission, Host Range, Disease Cycle and Control. With Images. This article is part of a series. Choose 'Last Category' from the menu to go to the Plant Disease Section. There you will find other viruses, such as rose mosaic.
Structural Biology Lab, Vanderbilt University. Under heading "Fiber Diffraction" you will find 'Structural Studies of Helical Plant Viruses'. Covered are the following groups of viruses: Tobamovirus, Potexvirus, Potyvirus and Furovirus. Information available (not for each group): Members of that group, structures and images, coat protein sequence, sequence analysis, symmetric subunit generator. Further Information on this server: Software Archiv, Links to other Biological Science Server, X-ray christallography, general resources. Under heading "Local Web Resources" you will find links to the homepage of this Group.
Transgenic virus resistant papaya, feature of the American Phytopathological Society. Available: the feature article on transgenic virus resistant papaya: New hope for controlling papaya ringspot virus in Hawaii and related sites.
Virology Department, Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI). Research Units: Molecular Virology and Plant Interactions (Virus Replication, Virus Movement, Mechanisms of Resistance, CMV, PVX, PEBV), Virus Resistance (Host Resistance Genes, Transgenic Resistance), Virus-Vector Interactions, Antibody Biotechnology & Diagnosis, and Agrobiotechnology.
Virus database on-line (ICTVdB), maintained by Australian National University's Bioinformatics Facility, Research School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Australia. ICTVdB provides access to the ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses), the Index Virum, a catalogue of all ICTV approved virus names, the universal virus database containg the descriptions of viruses and to an picture gallery of viruses. Many more features in the suite of databases are described and accessible from the homepage. The plant virus database VIDE (Virus Identification Data Exchange) is now fully incorporated into ICTVdB and will not be maintained as a separated database. All databses have links to other prominent websites available around the world which are devoted to information about viruses, along with short, clear descriptions of each of them. Yyou will also find information on the VIDEdB Plant Virus Online Project. Mirror sites are available in USA and UK. Plant Virologists have to stop here, it is a must.
Virus Disease Management in Small Grains, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia State University. Wheat: Barley Yellow Dwarf, Wheat Spindle Streak, Barley: Barley Yellow Dwarf. Avalaible Information: Biological Description (with images), Control Recommondations (Cultivars, Management Practices, Pesticides).
Virus Diseases in Plants, by T. Lundsgaard, Department of Plant Biology, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Taastrup, Denmark. This site includes pictures of symptoms in crop plants due to virus infection. Each disease is linked to the VIDE database. Also avaailble are the danish names of the virus diseases.
'Virus'-Free Deciduous Fruit Crops, National Research Support Project-5 (NRSP-5), Washington State University: This project, formerly known as Interregional Project-2 (IR-2), develops deciduous fruit tree clones that are free of detectable viruses and other graft-transmissible pathogens (hereafter, referred to collectively as "viruses").
Viruses of Plants in Australia, discription of viruses, their distribution, host plants, vectors and agricultural aspects. Part of the Virus Identification Data Exchange project (VIDE), developed by A.J. Gibbs of the Australian National University, Research School of Biological Sciences.
Virus resitant transgenic plants, a public meeting held on August 5, 1997. Maintained by Biotechnology and Scientific Services (BSS) of APHIS, USDA. Summary of the meeting including topics like risk of recombinant viruses, full length replicase as a model system, stacking of resistance transgenes, and geminiviruses. Besides the meeting material background information is provided. There is a link to the AIBS Transgenic Virus-Resistant Plants and New Plant Viruses Workshop held in 1995. The entire workshop document is available in PDF.This workshop covers topics like Recombination between Plant RNA Viruses, Recombination between Plant RNA Viruses and Viral Transgenes, Transcapsidation and Synergism...and more.
Virus Slide Show by Agdia, the Easy-to-use test kits, reagents and laboratory testing services to detect plant pathogens. Viruses in the slide show: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), Alfalfa Mosaic, tobacco streak, papaya ringspot, TMV among several others.
Virus test-kits, see also company section: Agdia Incorporation
The WWW Virtual Library: Microbiology and Virology (Biosciences)
Xiong's Virology Page, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Arizona. Research: Molecular biology of plant viruses and virus-host interactions; virus recombination; molecular mechanisms of plant resistance and evolution of viral pathogenicity. Special Topics: (1) Replicase and Replication of Red Clover Necrotic Mosaic Virus, (2) Molecular characterization of saguaro cactus virus, (3) Resistance to and Resistance-breaking of Potato Virus Y (PVY), (4) Cotton Leaf Curl Virus is Distinct from Cotton Leaf Crumple Virus. You will also find taxonomy and description of plant viruses and an online course in molecular plant virology. Lab members, contact, publications.