Virus ecology & diversity

Plant diseases caused by viruses undergo changes due to the introduction of new viruses or shifts in existing virus populations, driven by climatic factors and agronomic interventions. The description of viruses and the composition of virus populations in the agricultural environment is key to risk assessment and management. 
The viruses are maintained in our collection of characterized “authenticated” plant virus isolates and made available to serve as references for comparative analyses, diagnostic tests and infection studies.

Research project Yellowing viruses of sugarbeet
International network Q-bank