Current plant virus research in Hungary

J. Horváth, E. Balázs, R. Gáborjányi

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Research in Hungary on plant viruses and diseases of viral etiology resulted in increase, not only in our understanding of plant-virus and vector-virus interactions, but also in discovering new sources for resistance, new diagnostic tools, and the use of plant viruses as vectors in biotechnology. There are three institutes in Hungary dealing scientific investigations in the following topics: (i) biological characterization of plant viruses isolated from the Hungarian flora, such as wheat and barley, maize, potato and sugar-beet, tobacco, vegetables; Brassica spp.; fruit trees and grapes; forest trees and shrubs; medicinal and ornamental plants; weed plants; aquatic plants from natural water sources (rivers and lakes), (ii) virus resistance in wild plant species, (iii) physiological studies on virus infected plants, (iv) molecular characterization of plant viruses isolated from the Hungarian flora, (v) coat protein mediated resistance in higher plants, (vi) characterization of Cymbidium ringspot Tombusvirus (CyRSV), and (vii) plant virus diagnosis based on nucleic acid hybridization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalActa Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science

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