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Forests: Special Issues
Viruses in Forest and Urban Trees and Shrubs

We welcome articles that deal with the identification and the characterization of known and novel viruses (single or as  a  virome)  affecting  woody  host  species.  Suitable diagnostic  tools  for  detection  of  plant  viruses  infecting these  hosts  can  also  be  reported.  Emphasis  is  given  to viruses and virus complexes that affect host species which are  important  in  forestry  or  urban  greens,  but  virus diseases and disease complexes of trees and shrub species in general will also be considered.

Forests: special issues: plant viruses


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  • Next reports
    • 27. April 2021                             (8:00 - 12:00 h)
    • 06. May 2021                              (8:00 - 12:00 h)
    • 17. June 2021                             (8:00 - 12:00 h)
    • 15. July 2021                              (8:00 - 12:00 h)

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Meetings, Conferences, Congresses

  • 52. DPG-Arbeitskreistreffen Viruskrankheiten der Pflanze, 15.-16. March 2021 (online)
  • AAB meeting International Advances in Plant Virology, 21.-22. April 2021 (online)
  • International Symposium on Crop Protection, 18 May 2021, at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, (online)
  • 75. ALVA-Jahrestagung, 31. May – 1.Juni 2020 Schloss Weinzierl (A)
  • 25th International Conference on Virus and other graft transmissible diseases of Fruit crops (date not confirmed yet)
  • ICAPV 2021: 15. International Conference on Advances in Plant Virology, 30-31. August 2021 in Moskau, Russland
  • Les Rencontres de Virologie Végétale (RVV),12.-16. September 2021, Aussois (FRA)
  • FOWITA, 13-16. September 2021, Freising-Weihenstephan
  • 62. Deutsche Pflanzenschutztagung, 21.-24. September 2021, Göttingen

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Currently published book chapters

Lugtenberg, Ben (Ed.) (2015):

Büttner C., von Bargen S., Bandte M. Chapter 13 Phytopathogenic Viruses. in

Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions

Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture;

Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-319-08575-3

Büttner C., Koenig R., : Chapter 10: Viruses.

Büttner C., Bandte M., Pettitt T. R., : Chapter 13: Filtration and Centrifugation in Biology, detection and management of plant pathogens in irrigation water.

Bandte M., Pettitt T. R. Chapter 14: Immunological Methods for Detection of Plant Pathogens in Irrigation Water

von Bargen S. Chapter 15: Molecular Methods for Detection of Plant Pathogens in Irrigation Water. in

Eds. Hong C., Moorman GW., Wohanka W., Büttner C. (2014):

Biology, detection and management of plant pathogens in irrigation water; APS Press, ISBN: 978-0-89054-426-6


Büttner C, Maiss E, 2013: S 47-112:  Viren. in

Eds. Pöhling M., Verreet J. (2013):

Lehrbuch der Phytomedizin;

Ulmer Verlag, ISBN: 3800151642, 4. Auflage

Büttner, C., von Bargen, S., Bandte, M., Mühlbach, H.-P. 2013: Chapter 3: Forest diseases caused by viruses. in

Eds. Gonthier P., Nicolotti G. (2013):

Infectious Forest Diseases;

CABI, ISBN:1780640404

Ahmed Hadidi, Marina Barba, Thierry Candresse, and Wilhelm Jelkmann, (2011):

Büttner C., von Bargen S., Bandte M., Myrta A. Chapter 24: Cherry leaf roll virus in

Virus and Virus-Like Diseases of Pome and Stone Fruits;

APS Press, ISBN: 978-0-89054-396-2

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