Section A. Worldwide expansion of TYLCV. 1. Appearance and expansion of TYLCV: a historical point of view; S. Cohen, M. Lapidot. 2. An insular environment before and after TYLCV introduction; H. Delatte et al. 3. The Bemisia tabaci complex: genetic and phenotypic variation and relevance to begomovirus-vector interactions; J.K. Brown. 4. Survival of whiteflies during long distance transportation of agricultural products and plants; P. Caciagli. Section B. The TYLCV genome. 5. The Tomato yellow leaf curl virus genome; B. Gronenborn. 6. Molecular biodiversity, taxonomy and nomenclature of Tomato yellow leaf curl-like viruses; M. Abhary et al. 7. Recombination in the TYLCV complex: a mechanism to increase genetic diversity: implications for plant resistance development; E. Moriones et al. Section C. Virus-vector-plant interactions. 8. Replication of geminiviruses and the use of rolling circle amplification for their diagnosis; H. Jeske, M. Rojas. 9. Interactions of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus with its whitefly vector; H. Czosnek. 10. Localization of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in its whitefly vector; M. Ghanim, V. Medina. 11. Localization of Tomato yellow leaf curl viruses in the infected plant; C. Wege. 12. Identification of plant genes involved in TYLCV replication; A.G. Castillo et al. 13. Biotic and abiotic stress responses in tomato breeding lines resistant and susceptible to Tomato yellow leaf curl virus; R. Gorovits, H. Czosnek. Section D. Integrated Pest Management measures and protection of tomato cultures. 14. Detection methods for TYLCV and TYLCSV; G.P. Accotto, E. Noris. 15. Management of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus -- US and Israel perspectives; J.E. Polston, M. Lapidot. 16. The management of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in greenhouses and the open field, a strategy of manipulation; Y. Antignus. 17. Introduction of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus into the Dominican Republic: the development of a successful integrated pest management strategy; R.L. Gilbertson et al. 18. Resistance to insecticides in the TYLCV whitefly vector Bemisia tabaci; R. Horowitz et al. Section E. Natural and engineered resistance. 19. Screening for TYLCV-resistant plants using whitefly-mediated inoculation; M. Lapidot. 20. Sources of resistance, inheritance, and location of genetic loci conferring resistance to members of the tomato-infecting begomoviruses; Y. Ji et al. 21. Exploitation of resistance genes found in wild tomato species to produce resistant cultivars; pile up of resistant genes; F.S. Vidavski. 22. Transgenic approaches for the control of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus of tomato plants resistant to TYLCV; J.E. Polston, E. Hiebert. 23. Gene silencing of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus; G. Anfoka. Section F. International networks to deal with the TYLCV disease; the needs of the developing countries. 24. International networks to deal with Tomato yellow leaf curl disease: The Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) program; D.P. Maxwell, H. Czosnek. 25. AVRDC's international networks to deal with the Tomato yellow leaf curl disease -- the needs of developing countries; S.K. Green, S. Shanmugasundaram.