Biology of plant rhabdoviruses

Andrew O. Jackson, Ralf G. Dietzgen, Michael M. Goodin, Jennifer N. Bragg, Min Deng

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The Rhabdoviridae, whose members collectively infect invertebrates, animals, and plants, form a large family that has important consequences for human health, agriculture, and wildlife ecology. Plant rhabdoviruses can be separated into the genera Cytorhabdovirus and Nucleorhabdovirus, based on their sites of replication and morphogenesis. This review presents a general overview of classical and contemporary findings about rhabdovirus ecology, pathology, vector relations, and taxonomy. The genome organization and structure of several recently sequenced nucleorhabdoviruses and cytorhabdoviruses is integrated with new cell biology findings to provide a model for the replication of the two genera. A prospectus outlines the exciting opportunities for future research that will contribute to a more detailed understanding of the biology, biochemistry, replication and host interactions of the plant rhabdoviruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-660
Number of pages38
JournalAnnual Review of Phytopathology
StatePublished - 2005


  • Cytorhabdoviruses
  • Negative strand viruses
  • Nucleorhabdoviruses
  • Plant viruses
  • Rhabdoviruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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