Plant and Agricultural Virology

Plant viruses are obligate intracellular parasites that do not have the molecular machinery to replicate without a host. These are pathogenic to higher plants. The first virus to be discovered was Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV). Viruses cause an estimated US$60 billion loss in crop yields worldwide every year. Aquatic bacteriophages are viruses that live as obligate parasitic agents in marine bacteria such as cyanobacteria. Aquatic micro-organisms are able to prepare their own food through Photosynthesis.


  • Plant virus epidemiology, ecology and evolution
  • Mycology
  • Transmission of plant viruses
  • Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
  • Transmission of plant viruses

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