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by Ted Rieger | October 18, 2017 | 5:03 PM

“Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management” is the title of a new reference book from an international team of editors and contributors who are among the world’s leading scientists in the field of grapevine virology.

Grapevines are susceptible to 64 identified viruses to date and effect grape and wine production and economics in vineyards worldwide. Some of the major virus caused diseases covered include: fanleaf degeneration, rugose wood complex diseases, leafroll diseases, Red Blotch disease and Syrah decline.

The book’s co-editors, who also contributed chapters, are: Baozhong Meng, College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada; Giovanni Martelli, Universita Degli Studi Di Bari, Bari, Italy; Deborah Golino, director of Foundation Plant Services, University of California, Davis; and Marc Fuchs, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

With 698 pages and 33 chapters, the book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference on the topic and includes current information on the biology, transmission, genome replication, transcription, and subcellular localization of grapevine viruses, as well as virus-host interactions. Color pictures show symptoms exhibited by infections and diseases by different viruses. The book was published in 2017 by Springer Nature.

Information on ordering and downloading the book or individual chapters is available at: 

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