Molecular Characterization of Bean – Infecting Geminiviruses and Antiviral Strategies 

 Douglas P. Maxwell and Stephen F. Hanson, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1598, Josias C. de Faria, EMBRAPA-Centro Nacional de Pesquisa-Arroz e Feijao, Goiania, Goías, 74,000 Brazil, and Robert L. Gilbertson, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.


            The authors wish to thank our many collaborators who have assisted us over the last decade, particularly P. Ahlquist, M. Nakhla, F. Morales, J. Beaver, W. McLaughlin, M. Roye, L. Mejía, and P. Ramírez, and the excellent graduate and undergraduate students involved with these projects.  Support for this research on bean-infecting geminiviruses was provided by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin by Hatch funds, and primarily by a grant from the Bean/Cowpea CRSP project, USAID.


    Diversity of bean-infecting geminiviruses

    Molecular detection methods

    Detection of bean-infecting geminiviruses in weeds

    Genome function and antiviral strategies


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