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About this book
About this book
This book will awaken the interest of breeders, phytopathologists, environmentalists, extension services, plant virologists, entomologists and molecular biologists. It deals both with the epidemiological aspects of the disease and with integrated pest management in the field. It discusses the efforts aimed at breeding tomato plants resistant to the virus (using classical breeding, marker-assisted breeding and genetic engineering). It summarizes the techniques used for diagnosis, eradication and certification and emphasizes the problems inherent to the control of the virus insect vector, the use of pesticides and the resistance acquired by the insects, the appearance of new whitefly biotypes with previously unknown characteristics, and the complex relations between virus, vector and plant host.
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.