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The sexually-transmitted Western Australia wild-plant virus yellow tailflower mild mottle virus: Does it pose a threat to global food security?

Tran, Dieu Thi (2022) The sexually-transmitted Western Australia wild-plant virus yellow tailflower mild mottle virus: Does it pose a threat to global food security? PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

Yellow tailflower mild mottle virus is a species in the internationally-distributed genus Tobamovirus, other species of which are some of the most damaging plant viruses known. Yellow tailflower mild mottle virus (YTMMV) is the first tobamovirus described only from Australia and only from native plants. Because of the bad reputation of related tobamoviruses such as tobacco mosaic virus and cucumber green mottle mosaic virus as destroyers of valuable crops, we studied YTMMV to understand aspects of its biology and to assess its potential to spillover from the indigenous flora and threaten crops on national and international stages. Unlike many damaging plant viruses, tobamoviruses are not transmitted host-to-host by vectors such as aphids. Thus, understanding how YTMMV is transmitted between host plants is key to understanding aspects of its epidemiology. A further aim of our work was to assess the damage we might expect to see in some susceptible crops should YTMMV spillover.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Agricultural Sciences
Supervisor(s): Wylie, Steve, Jones, Michael and Li, Hua
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64345
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