One of the important functions
of the Virology Committee is to propose and organize relevant program sessions
for the Annual
Meeting of the American
Phytopathological Society. Listed below are the sessions sponsored by the Virology Committee for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
APS Virology Committee
Virus Intracellular Accumulation and Movement as a Target for Disease Control
Sunday, August 11
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Organizers: Richard Nelson, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A.; James Schoelz, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, U.S.A.
Section: Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions
Sponsoring Committee/Sponsor: Virology
Disease is a culmination of virus accumulation and intracellular movement to allow systemic infection. A plethora of host proteins that influence virus accumulation and movement have been identified, and reduced systemic virus accumulation has been observed after silencing some of these genes. These host genes should be considered a new generation of resistance targets. The function of these host proteins, along with the potential of applying this research for practical benefit, will be discussed.
- Investigating a new role for the Cauliflower mosaic virus P6 protein: Delivery of virions to plasmodesmata. J. SCHOELZ, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, U.S.A.
- Grapevine fanleaf virus: Virus–host interactions at the plasmodesmata influencing movement. C. RITZENTHALER, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
- The importance of chloroplast interactions for local and systemic movement of some members of the Alphaflexiviridae. J. HAMMOND, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, U.S.A.
- Host membrane recruitment for replication and intercellular movement of Turnip mosaic virus. J.-F. LALIBERTÉ, INRS, Laval, QC, Canada
- Assessing vacuole trafficking and metabolizing components for their influence on tobamovirus-induced disease. X. YANG, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A.
- Summary of virus accumulation and movement findings and their potential application, with Q&A. R. NELSON, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK, U.S.A.
Filling the Gap: Understanding Factors Driving Expanding Distributions of Plant Viruses
Wednesday, August 14
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Organizers: Jing Zhou, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A.; Judith Brown, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.
Section: Ecology and Epidemiology
Sponsoring Committees/Sponsors: Virology; Vector-Pathogen Complexes
Financial Sponsors: Eurofins STA Laboratories; Agdia, Inc.; Monsanto Company
Plant viruses continuously emerge and encroach on new areas, but there are knowledge gaps in the current understanding of the factors driving expanding virus distribution. This session is a timely examination of the drivers of virus distribution, including changes in weather patterns and cropping systems and changes in domestic and international movement of plant materials, as well as the impact of virus genetic evolutionary on its expanding distribution.
- Climate change effects on physiology and population processes of hosts and vectors that influence the spread of hemipteran-borne plant viruses. A. FERERAS CASTIEL, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Madrid, Spain
- The panacea of host resistance genes: The inadvertent selection of resistance-breaking viruses. J. BROWN, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.
- Evolutionary genetics factors underlying the emergence and spread of plant RNA viruses. S. ELENA, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas/The Santa Fe Institute, Valencia, Spain
- Suitcase importation and other venues for the introduction of exotic plant pathogens. D. GOLINO, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
- Free trade, fair trade, safe trade: The role of plant pathology in filling regulatory gaps. W. A. GUTIERREZ, USDA, APHIS, PPQ, Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
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