The emerging problem of tospovirus infection and nonconventional methods of control

Trends Microbiol. 1998 Jan;6(1):31-5. doi: 10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01173-6.


The emergence of tospoviruses as a significant problem in the cultivation of many crops around the world makes it vital to develop strategies to restrain these viruses. So far, only a few natural resistance genes suitable for introduction into plant breeding programs have been identified, prompting the exploitation of alternative ways of introducing virus resistance into crop plants, such as genetic modifications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Gene Expression
  • Genes, Plant
  • Genes, Viral
  • Insect Vectors
  • Lycopersicon esculentum / genetics
  • Lycopersicon esculentum / virology
  • Pest Control, Biological
  • Plant Diseases / virology*
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / virology*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics
  • Tospovirus / chemistry
  • Tospovirus / classification
  • Tospovirus / genetics*
  • Tospovirus / growth & development