Works (49)

Updated: April 10th, 2024 05:01

2024 article

RNAi-mediated knockdown of exportin 1 negatively affected ovary development, survival and maize mosaic virus accumulation in its insect vector <i>Peregrinus maidis</i>

Xavier, C. A. D., Tyson, C., Kerner, L. M., & Whitfield, A. E. (2024, March 29). INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.

By: C. Xavier n, C. Tyson n, L. Kerner n & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: Alphanucleorhabdovirus; insect reproduction; nuclear export; Peregrinus maidis; XPO1
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 8, 2024

2023 journal article

A Capsid Protein Fragment of a Fusagra-like Virus Found in Carica papaya Latex Interacts with the 50S Ribosomal Protein L17

VIRUSES-BASEL, 15(2).

By: M. Maurastoni n, T. Antunes*, E. Abreu*, S. Ribeiro, A. Mehta*, M. Sanches*, W. Fontes*, E. Kitajima* ...

author keywords: Totiviridae; fusagra-like virus; protein-protein interaction; coat protein; dsRNA; plant virus
MeSH headings : Amino Acids; Capsid; Capsid Proteins / genetics; Carica; Chromatography, Liquid; Latex; Tandem Mass Spectrometry; RNA Viruses / genetics
TL;DR: Findings support the hypothesis that the interaction between PMeV/PMeV2 structural proteins and RPL17 is important for virus–host interactions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: March 20, 2023

2023 journal article

A call to arms: novel strategies for thrips and tospovirus control

CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 57.

By: M. Maurastoni n, J. Han*, A. Whitfield n & D. Rotenberg n

MeSH headings : Female; Animals; Thysanoptera; Tospovirus / genetics
TL;DR: Characterizing the thrips-virus interactome provides new targets for disrupting the transmission cycle and the identification of a toxin that acts to deter thrips oviposition on cotton also presents new opportunities for control of this important pest. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 19, 2023

2023 journal article

Abaxial leaf surface-mounted multimodal wearable sensor for continuous plant physiology monitoring

SCIENCE ADVANCES, 9(15).

By: G. Lee n, O. Hossain n, S. Jamalzadegan n, Y. Liu n, H. Wang n, A. Saville n, T. Shymanovich n, R. Paul n ...

MeSH headings : Wearable Electronic Devices; Plant Leaves; Temperature; Plant Physiological Phenomena; Volatile Organic Compounds; Plants
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 5, 2023

2023 article

First Report of Resistance-Breaking Variants of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) Infecting Tomatoes with the Sw-5 Resistance Gene in North Carolina

Lahre, K., Shekasteband, R., Meadows, I., Whitfield, A. E., & Rotenberg, D. (2023, January 10). PLANT DISEASE, Vol. 1.

By: K. Lahre n, R. Shekasteband n, I. Meadows n, A. Whitfield n & D. Rotenberg n

author keywords: host resistance-breaking; tomato; viruses
TL;DR: TSWV ImmunoStrips and reverse-transcription (RT)-PCR with NSm primers confirmed the presence of TSWV in 12 symptomatic plants sampled across the two farms, providing definitive evidence of the occurrence of RB-TSWV at both farms, and subsequent sequencing confirmed the C118Y and D122G substitutions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 7, 2023

2023 article

Pests and resistance: The biology and control of supervectors and superpests

Whitfield, A. E., & Rotenberg, D. (2023, August). CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, Vol. 58.

By: A. Whitfield n & D. Rotenberg n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 7, 2023

2023 journal article

Structural and functional insights into the ATP-binding cassette transporter family in the corn planthopper, Peregrinus maidis

Insect Molecular Biology, 32(4), 412–423.

By: Y. Wang n, W. Klobasa n, F. Chu n, O. Huot n, A. Whitfield n & M. Lorenzen n

author keywords: ABC transporters; Hemiptera; RNA interference (RNAi); transcriptome
TL;DR: Transcriptomic data and RNAi results presented here will no doubt assist with the development of new control methods for this pest and each phenotype is similar to that found when targeting the orthologous gene in other species and it demonstrates their potential in RNAi‐based P. maidis control. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: May 1, 2023

2022 journal article

ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Rhabdoviridae 2022

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, 103(6).

author keywords: ICTV Profile; taxonomy; Rhadboviridae
MeSH headings : Animals; Birds; Fishes; Genome, Viral; Mammals; Reptiles; Rhabdoviridae / genetics; Virion; Virus Replication
TL;DR: The family Rhabdoviridae comprises viruses with negative-sense (-) RNA genomes of 10-16 kb that infect plants or animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish, as well as arthropods, which serve as single hosts or act as biological vectors for transmission to animals or plants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 15, 2022

2022 article

In silico analysis of the predicted protein-protein interaction of syntaxin-18, a putative receptor of Peregrinus maidis Ashmead (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) with Maize mosaic virus glycoprotein

Castrosanto, M. A., Clemente, A. J. N., Whitfield, A. E., & Alviar, K. B. (2022, March 27). JOURNAL OF BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE & DYNAMICS.

By: M. Castrosanto*, A. Clemente*, A. Whitfield n & K. Alviar*

author keywords: Alphanucleorhabdovirus; molecular dynamics simulation; protein-protein docking; Maize mosaic virus; corn planthopper
MeSH headings : Animals; Hemiptera / genetics; Qa-SNARE Proteins; Rhabdoviridae; Glycoproteins
TL;DR: The results of the PPI prediction provide novel information for studying the role of Stx18 in the transport, docking and fusion events involved in virus particle transport in the insect vector cells and its release. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 18, 2022

2022 article

Rescue of the first alphanucleorhabdovirus entirely from cloned complementary DNA: An efficient vector for systemic expression of foreign genes in maize and insect vectors

Kanakala, S., Xavier, C. A. D., Martin, K. M., Tran, H. H., Redinbaugh, M. G., & Whitfield, A. E. (2022, October 14). MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY.

By: S. Kanakala n, C. Xavier n, K. Martin n, H. Tran*, M. Redinbaugh* & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: expression vector; infectious clone; maize mosaic disease; Peregrinus maidis; planthopper; reverse genetics systems; Rhabdoviridae
MeSH headings : Animals; DNA, Complementary; Zea mays / genetics; Hemiptera; Insect Vectors; Tobacco / genetics; Genetic Vectors
TL;DR: Construction of an infectious clone for the maize-infecting Alphanucleorhabdovirus maydis is reported, the first efficient NSR vector for maize and will be a versatile tool for expression of proteins of interest in maize and cross-kingdom studies of virus replication in plant and insect hosts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 24, 2022

2022 journal article

Sex-biased proteomic response to tomato spotted wilt virus infection of the salivary glands of Frankliniella occidentalis, the western flower thrips

INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 149.

author keywords: Bunyavirales; Orthotospovirus; Thysanoptera; Virus infection; Saliva
MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Flowers; Male; Plant Diseases; Plants; Proteome / metabolism; Proteomics; Salivary Glands; Thysanoptera / metabolism; Tospovirus / physiology
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 31, 2022

2022 journal article

The physical interactome between Peregrinus maidis proteins and the maize mosaic virus glycoprotein provides insights into the cellular biology of a rhabdovirus in the insect vector.

VIROLOGY, 577, 163–173.

By: K. Alviar*, D. Rotenberg n, K. Martin n & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: Rhabdovirus; Alphanucleorhabdovirus; Insect vector; Planthopper; Vector biology; Glycoprotein; Spike protein; Protein-protein interactions; Plant virus
TL;DR: The first protein interactome for a rhabdovirus spike protein and insect vector is described, describing a possible cellular coordination of processes associated with MMV G translation, protein folding and trafficking. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 12, 2022

2021 article

2021 Taxonomic update of phylum Negarnaviricota (Riboviria: Orthornavirae), including the large orders Bunyavirales and Mononegavirales

Kuhn, J. H., Adkins, S., Agwanda, B. R., Al Kubrusli, R., Alkhovsky, S. V., Amarasinghe, G. K., … Zhou, X. (2021, August 31). ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY.

By: J. Kuhn*, S. Adkins*, B. Agwanda*, R. Al Kubrusli*, S. Alkhovsky*, G. Amarasinghe*, T. Avsic-Zupanc*, M. Ayllon* ...

MeSH headings : Humans; Mononegavirales; Viruses
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of Negarnaviricota is presented as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 13, 2021

2021 article

2021 Taxonomic update of phylum Negarnaviricota (Riboviria: Orthornavirae), including the large orders Bunyavirales and Mononegavirales (Aug, 10.1007/s00705-021-05143-6, 2021)

Kuhn, J. H., Adkins, S., Agwanda, B. R., Al Kubrusli, R., Alkhovsky, S. V., Amarasinghe, G. K., … Zhou, X. (2021, December). ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, Vol. 166, pp. 3567–3579.

By: J. Kuhn, S. Adkins, B. Agwanda, R. Al Kubrusli, S. Alkhovsky, G. Amarasinghe, T. Avsic-Zupanc, M. Ayllon ...

TL;DR: This is a list of notable people from around the world who have visited Agwanda in the past 50 years and who have contributed towards its development as a tourism destination. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 6, 2021

2021 journal article

Ever-increasing viral diversity associated with the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Formicidae: Hymenoptera)

VIROLOGY JOURNAL, 18(1).

By: C. Xavier n, M. Allen* & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: Red imported fire ant; S; invicta; Virus diversity; Virome; Metatranscriptome; Tenuivirus; Mononegavirales; Bunyavirales
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / genetics; Ants / growth & development; Ants / virology; Biodiversity; DNA Viruses / classification; DNA Viruses / genetics; Genome, Viral / genetics; Introduced Species; Life Cycle Stages; Open Reading Frames / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA Viruses / classification; RNA Viruses / genetics; Taiwan; Transcriptome; United States; Virome / genetics
TL;DR: Comparing virus sequence abundance compared to housekeeping genes, phylogenetic relationships, and completeness of viral coding sequences, the results suggest that four of five virus sequences reported may be associated to viruses actively replicating in the ant S. invicta in introduced areas with potential to be used as biological control agents. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 15, 2021

2021 journal article

Integrated microneedle-smartphone nucleic acid amplification platform for in-field diagnosis of plant diseases

BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS, 187.

By: R. Paul n, E. Ostermann n, Y. Chen n, A. Saville n, Y. Yang*, Z. Gu*, A. Whitfield n, J. Ristaino n, Q. Wei n

author keywords: Plant disease diagnostics; Nucleic acid extraction; Microneedle; Isothermal amplification; Smartphone
MeSH headings : Biosensing Techniques; Molecular Diagnostic Techniques; Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques; Plant Diseases; Smartphone
TL;DR: It is found that the MN patch containing as few as a single needle tip successfully extracted enough RNA for RT-PCR or RT-LAMP analysis, and MN-extracted RNA samples remained stable on MN surfaces for up to three days. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 14, 2021

2021 journal article

Microinjection of Corn Planthopper, <em>Peregrinus maidis</em>, Embryos for CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing

Journal of Visualized Experiments, 3(169).

By: W. Klobasa n, F. Chu n, O. Huot n, N. Grubbs n, D. Rotenberg n, A. Whitfield n, M. Lorenzen n

MeSH headings : Animals; CRISPR-Cas Systems / genetics; Endonucleases / genetics; Female; Gene Editing / methods; Zea mays / chemistry
TL;DR: Detailed protocols for collecting and microinjecting precellular P. Maidis embryos with CRISPR components (Cas9 nuclease that has been complexed with guide RNAs), and results of Cas9-based gene knockout of a P. maidis eye-color gene, white, are presented. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: May 17, 2021

2020 journal article

2020 taxonomic update for phylumNegarnaviricota(Riboviria:Orthornavirae), including the large ordersBunyaviralesandMononegavirales

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, 165(12), 3023–3072.

By: J. Kuhn, S. Adkins, D. Alioto, S. Alkhovsky, G. Amarasinghe, S. Anthony, T. Avsic-Zupanc, M. Ayllon ...

MeSH headings : Mononegavirales / classification; Terminology as Topic
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of Negarnaviricota is presented, as now accepted by the ICTV, after the phylum was amended and emended in March 2020. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 21, 2020

2020 journal article

Genome-enabled insights into the biology of thrips as crop pests

BMC BIOLOGY, 18(1).

By: D. Rotenberg n, A. Baumann*, S. Ben-Mahmoud*, O. Christiaens*, W. Dermauw*, P. Ioannidis*, C. Jacobs*, I. Vargas Jentzsch* ...

author keywords: Thysanoptera; Western flower thrips; Hemipteroid assemblage; Insect genomics; Tospovirus; Salivary glands; Chemosensory receptors; Opsins; Detoxification; Innate immunity
MeSH headings : Animals; Crops, Agricultural; Feeding Behavior; Food Chain; Genome, Insect; Immunity, Innate / genetics; Life History Traits; Perception; Phylogeny; Reproduction / genetics; Thysanoptera / genetics; Thysanoptera / immunology; Thysanoptera / physiology; Transcriptome
TL;DR: The genome of Frankliniella occidentalis is presented, offering insights into the polyphagous behavior of this insect pest that finds, colonizes, and survives on a widely diverse array of plants and offers a genomic benchmark for molecular and evolutionary investigations of other Thysanoptera species. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 9, 2020

2020 article

Genome-enabled insights into the biology of thrips as crop pests (vol 18, 142, 2020)

Rotenberg, D., Baumann, A. A., Ben-Mahmoud, S., Christiaens, O., Dermauw, W., Ioannidis, P., … Richards, S. (2020, November 16). BMC BIOLOGY, Vol. 18.

By: D. Rotenberg n, A. Baumann*, S. Ben-Mahmoud*, O. Christiaens*, W. Dermauw*, P. Ioannidis*, C. Jacobs*, I. Jentzsch* ...

TL;DR: An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 22, 2021

2020 journal article

New Technologies for Studying Negative-Strand RNA Viruses in Plant and Arthropod Hosts

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions®, 33(3), 382–393.

By: T. German*, M. Lorenzen n, N. Grubbs n & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: virus-plant interactions
MeSH headings : Animals; Insect Vectors / virology; Insecta / virology; Plant Diseases / virology; Plant Viruses; Plants / virology; RNA Viruses
TL;DR: Functional analysis of genes using genome editing will provide future pathways for further study of the transmission cycle and new control strategies for these viruses and their vectors. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Benefits Its Thrips Vector by Modulating Metabolic and Plant Defense Pathways in Tomato

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 11.

By: P. Nachappa*, J. Challacombe*, D. Margolies*, J. Nechols*, A. Whitfield n & D. Rotenberg n

author keywords: tomato spotted wilt virus; Frankliniella occidentalis; defense crosstalk; cell wall organization; photosynthesis; nutrition; phytohormones
TL;DR: These results suggest coordinated gene networks that regulate plant primary metabolism and defense responses rendering virus-infected plants more conducive host for vectors, a relationship that is beneficial to the vector and the virus when considered within the context of the complex transmission biology of TSWV. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2021

2019 journal article

Complete Genome Sequence of Maize Mosaic Nucleorhabdovirus

MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS, 8(29).

By: K. Martin n & A. Whitfield n

TL;DR: The complete genome sequence of maize mosaic virus (MMV) was obtained using next-generation sequencing from infected Peregrinus maidis and rapid amplification of cDNA ends from infected Zea mays. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 5, 2019

2019 journal article

Delivery of maize mosaic virus to planthopper vectors by microinjection increases infection efficiency and facilitates functional genomics experiments in the vector

JOURNAL OF VIROLOGICAL METHODS, 270, 153–162.

By: J. Yao*, D. Rotenberg n & A. Whitfield n

MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Hemiptera / growth & development; Hemiptera / virology; Insect Vectors / virology; Microinjections; Nymph / virology; Plant Diseases / virology; RNA Interference; Rhabdoviridae / physiology; Zea mays / virology
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that virus microinjection is a robust method for obtaining large numbers of infected planthoppers that are competent in transmitting MMV and, in combination with RNAi, could significantly facilitate the functional analysis of P. maidis-MMV interactions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 22, 2019

2019 journal article

Discovery of Novel Thrips Vector Proteins That Bind to the Viral Attachment Protein of the Plant Bunyavirus Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Journal of Virology, 93(21), e00699–19.

By: I. Badillo-Vargas, Y. Chen n, K. Martin n, D. Rotenberg n & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: Bunyavirales; insect vector; orthotospovirus; plant virology; thrips; vector biology; virus-vector interactions
MeSH headings : Animals; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Insect Vectors / classification; Insect Vectors / genetics; Insect Vectors / metabolism; Larva / metabolism; Phylogeny; Plant Diseases / virology; Plants, Genetically Modified; Protein Binding; Sf9 Cells; Thysanoptera / classification; Thysanoptera / genetics; Thysanoptera / metabolism; Tobacco; Tospovirus / genetics; Tospovirus / metabolism; Tospovirus / physiology; Viral Structural Proteins / genetics; Viral Structural Proteins / metabolism
TL;DR: These newly discovered thrips protein-GN interactions are important for a better understanding of the transmission mechanism of persistent propagative plant viruses by their vectors, as well as for developing new strategies of insect pest management and virus resistance in plants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 28, 2019

2019 article

Entry of bunyaviruses into plants and vectors

VIRUS ENTRY, Vol. 104, pp. 65–96.

By: Y. Chen n, M. Dessau*, D. Rotenberg n, D. Rasmussen n & A. Whitfield n

MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropod Vectors / virology; Bunyaviridae / physiology; Feeding Behavior; Plants / parasitology; Plants / virology; Virus Internalization
TL;DR: This review highlights the transmission and entry strategies of three genera of plant-infecting bunyaviruses: orthotospoviruses, tenuivirus, and emaravIRuses. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
12. Responsible Consumption and Production (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 21, 2019

2019 article

Taxonomy of the order Bunyavirales: second update 2018

Maes, P., Adkins, S., Alkhovsky, S. V., Avsic-Zupanc, T., Ballinger, M. J., Bente, D. A., … Kuhn, J. H. (2019, March). ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, Vol. 164, pp. 927–941.

MeSH headings : Animals; Arenaviridae / classification; Arenaviridae / genetics; Arenaviridae / isolation & purification; Arenaviridae Infections / virology; Humans; Phylogeny
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Bunyavirales is presented as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: March 11, 2019

2019 journal article

Taxonomy of the order Bunyavirales: update 2019

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, 164(7), 1949–1965.

By: A. Abudurexiti, S. Adkins, D. Alioto, S. Alkhovsky, T. Avsic-Zupanc, M. Ballinger, D. Bente, M. Beer ...

MeSH headings : Bunyaviridae / classification; Bunyaviridae / genetics; Genome, Viral / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA, Viral / genetics
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Bunyavirales now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) is presented. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 1, 2019

2019 journal article

MeSH headings : Mononegavirales / classification; Mononegavirales / genetics; Mononegavirales / isolation & purification; Phylogeny; Virology / organization & administration
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales is presented as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 2, 2019

2019 journal article

MeSH headings : Genome, Viral / genetics; Mononegavirales / classification; Mononegavirales / genetics; RNA, Viral / genetics
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales is presented as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 1, 2019

2018 journal article

Cellular localization and interactions of nucleorhabdovirus proteins are conserved between insect and plant cells

VIROLOGY, 523, 6–14.

By: K. Martin n & A. Whitfield n

author keywords: Nucleorhabdovirus; Plant virus; S2 insect cells; Nicotiana benthamiana; Bimolecular fluorescence complementation; Host-virus interactions
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Cell Line; Cell Nucleus / metabolism; Cell Nucleus / ultrastructure; Cell Nucleus / virology; Cloning, Molecular / methods; Cytosol / metabolism; Cytosol / ultrastructure; Cytosol / virology; Drosophila melanogaster / cytology; Drosophila melanogaster / virology; Glycoproteins / genetics; Glycoproteins / metabolism; Host Specificity; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Macrophages / metabolism; Macrophages / ultrastructure; Macrophages / virology; Nucleoproteins / genetics; Nucleoproteins / metabolism; Optical Imaging; Phosphoproteins / genetics; Phosphoproteins / metabolism; Plant Cells / metabolism; Plant Cells / ultrastructure; Plant Cells / virology; Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics; Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism; Rhabdoviridae / genetics; Rhabdoviridae / growth & development; Rhabdoviridae / metabolism; Tobacco / cytology; Tobacco / virology; Viral Matrix Proteins / genetics; Viral Matrix Proteins / metabolism; Viral Proteins / genetics; Viral Proteins / metabolism; Virus Replication
TL;DR: A limited number of direct protein interactions are documented indicating host factors play a role in the virus protein interactions during the infection cycle, and comparable localization patterns in both organisms indicates a similar replication cycle. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Molecular interactions between tospoviruses and thrips vectors

CURRENT OPINION IN VIROLOGY, 33, 191–197.

By: D. Rotenberg n & A. Whitfield n

MeSH headings : Animals; Gene Expression Profiling; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Insect Vectors / physiology; Insect Vectors / virology; Intestines / virology; Larva / physiology; Larva / virology; Plant Diseases / virology; Pupa / physiology; Pupa / virology; Salivary Glands / virology; Thysanoptera / physiology; Thysanoptera / virology; Tospovirus / growth & development
TL;DR: There is a tight link between thrips development and virus dissemination in the insect, and recent transcriptome studies point to stage-specific responses that coincide with localization of the virus in the Insect body. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 21, 2019

2018 journal article

Plant rhabdoviruses-their origins and vector interactions

CURRENT OPINION IN VIROLOGY, 33, 198–207.

By: A. Whitfield n, O. Huot n, K. Martin n, H. Kondo* & R. Dietzgen*

MeSH headings : Animals; Biomedical Research / trends; Hemiptera / virology; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Insect Vectors / virology; Plant Diseases / virology; Plants; Rhabdoviridae / classification; Rhabdoviridae / genetics; Rhabdoviridae / growth & development; Rhabdoviridae Infections / veterinary; Virus Replication
TL;DR: It is hypothesized that plant-infecting rhabdoviruses are derived from insect viruses and conserved and unique biology for these plant viruses in the two diverse hosts is beginning to reveal. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 21, 2019

2018 article

Plant virus-vector interactions

Whitfield, A. E., & Dietzgen, R. G. (2018, December). CURRENT OPINION IN VIROLOGY, Vol. 33, pp. III-V.

By: A. Whitfield n & R. Dietzgen*

Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 21, 2019

2018 journal article

Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2018

Archives of Virology, 163(8), 2283–2294.

MeSH headings : Animals; Humans; Mononegavirales / classification; Mononegavirales / genetics; Mononegavirales / isolation & purification; Mononegavirales Infections / veterinary; Mononegavirales Infections / virology; Phylogeny
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales is presented as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) and additional taxonomic proposals that may affect the order in the near future are summarized. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: February 24, 2020

2017 journal article

MeSH headings : Gene Order; Genome, Viral; Mononegavirales / classification; Mononegavirales / genetics; Phylogeny; Species Specificity
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales is presented, with non-Latinized binomial species names replaced all paramyxovirus and pneumovirus species names, thereby accomplishing application of binomial Species names throughout the entire order. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2017 journal article

Thrips developmental stage-specific transcriptome response to tomato spotted wilt virus during the virus infection cycle in Frankliniella occidentalis, the primary vector

Virology, 500, 226–237.

By: D. Schneweis*, A. Whitfield* & D. Rotenberg*

author keywords: Western flower thrips; Thysanoptera; Virus-vector interactions; Tospovirus; Bunyaviridae; transcriptome
MeSH headings : Animals; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Insect Vectors / genetics; Insect Vectors / growth & development; Insect Vectors / metabolism; Insect Vectors / virology; Plant Diseases / virology; Thysanoptera / genetics; Thysanoptera / growth & development; Thysanoptera / metabolism; Thysanoptera / virology; Tospovirus / genetics; Tospovirus / physiology; Transcriptome
TL;DR: This study provides the foundation for exploration of tissue-specific expression in response to TSWV and functional analysis of thrips gene function, possibly reflecting the link between thrips development and the virus dissemination route in the vector. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2020

2017 journal article

Transcriptomic response of the insect vector, Peregrinus maidis, to Maize mosaic rhabdovirus and identification of conserved responses to propagative viruses in hopper vectors

Virology, 509, 71–81.

By: K. Martin*, K. Barandoc-Alviar, D. Schneweis*, C. Stewart*, D. Rotenberg* & A. Whitfield*

author keywords: Rhabdoviridae; Nucleorhabdovirus; Virus-vector interactions; Hemipteran; Planthopper; Transcriptomics
MeSH headings : Animals; Gene Expression Profiling; Hemiptera / genetics; Hemiptera / virology; Insect Vectors / genetics; Insect Vectors / virology; Rhabdoviridae / immunology; Zea mays / virology
TL;DR: Comparison of the P. maidis DE transcripts to published propagative virus-responsive transcript databases for two other hopper vectors revealed that 16% of the DE transcripts were shared across the three systems and may represent conserved responses to propagative viruses. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Salivary gland morphology, tissue tropism and the progression of tospovirus infection in Frankliniella occidentalis

Virology, 493, 39–51.

By: M. Montero-Astúa*, D. Ullman* & A. Whitfield*

author keywords: Virus-vector interactions; Tomato spotted wilt virus; Bunyaviridae; Thrips; Thysanoptera; Plant virus; Propagative transmission
MeSH headings : Animals; Asteraceae / virology; Datura stramonium / virology; Female; Male; Salivary Glands / virology; Thysanoptera / anatomy & histology; Thysanoptera / virology; Tospovirus / physiology; Tospovirus / ultrastructure
TL;DR: Findings support the hypothesis that the TSG are involved in trafficking of TSWV to the PSG, and suggest that tissue tropism changes with insect development. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2016 journal article

Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2016

Archives of Virology, 161(8), 2351–2360.

By: C. Afonso, G. Amarasinghe*, K. Bányai*, Y. Bào*, C. Basler*, S. Bavari*, N. Bejerman*, K. Blasdell* ...

MeSH headings : Genome, Viral; Mononegavirales / classification; Mononegavirales / genetics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: The updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales is presented as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2015 journal article

Disruption of insect transmission of plant viruses

Current Opinion in Insect Science, 8, 79–87.

By: A. Whitfield* & D. Rotenberg*

TL;DR: This review focuses on new technologies that aim to disrupt the virus-vector interaction and focuses on a few of the well-characterized virus- vector interactions in the field. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2020

2015 journal article

Insect vector-mediated transmission of plant viruses

Virology, 479-480, 278–289.

By: A. Whitfield*, B. Falk* & D. Rotenberg*

author keywords: Capsid protein; Virus glycoprotein; Aphid; Whitefly; Thrips; Planthopper; Leafhopper; Hemipteran; Virus-vector interactions
MeSH headings : Animals; Host-Parasite Interactions; Insect Vectors / growth & development; Insect Vectors / virology; Plant Viruses / physiology; Plants / parasitology; Plants / virology
TL;DR: This review focuses on well-characterized insect vector-transmitted viruses in the following genera: Caulimovirus, Crinivirus, Luteovirus, Geminiviridae, Reov virus, Tospov Virus, and Tenuivirus. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2020

2015 journal article

RNA interference tools for the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis

Journal of Insect Physiology, 76, 36–46.

By: I. Badillo-Vargas*, D. Rotenberg*, B. Schneweis* & A. Whitfield*

author keywords: Thrips; Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus; RNA interference; Plant-virus vector; Vacuolar ATP synthase
MeSH headings : Animals; Female; Fertility / genetics; Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic; Insect Control / methods; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Insect Vectors / virology; Microinjections; Protein Subunits / genetics; Protein Subunits / metabolism; RNA Interference; RNA, Double-Stranded / genetics; Thysanoptera / genetics; Thysanoptera / physiology; Vacuolar Proton-Translocating ATPases / genetics; Vacuolar Proton-Translocating ATPases / metabolism
TL;DR: The findings indicate that an RNAi-based strategy to study gene function in thrips is feasible, can result in quantifiable phenotypes, and provides a much-needed tool for investigating the molecular mechanisms of thrips-tospovirus interactions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2020

2015 journal article

Thrips transmission of tospoviruses

Current Opinion in Virology, 15, 80–89.

By: D. Rotenberg*, A. Jacobson*, D. Schneweis* & A. Whitfield*

MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropod Vectors / virology; Biodiversity; Host-Pathogen Interactions / physiology; Insect Vectors / virology; Solanum lycopersicum / virology; Plant Diseases / virology; Thysanoptera / virology; Tospovirus / physiology
TL;DR: This review provides a special emphasis on TSWV and Frankliniella occidentalis, the model tospovirus-thrips pathosystem and other virus-vector combinations are also of importance and where possible, comparisons are made between different viruses and thrips vectors. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2020

2013 journal article

Emaravirus-specific degenerate PCR primers allowed the identification of partial RNA-dependent RNA polymerase sequences of Maize red stripe virus and Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus

Journal of Virological Methods, 188(1-2), 37–40.

By: T. Elbeaino*, A. Whitfield*, M. Sharma* & M. Digiaro*

author keywords: Emaravirus; RdRp; Degenerate primers; RT-PCR; Sequencing
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Cluster Analysis; DNA Primers / genetics; Ficus; Phylogeny; Plant Viruses / enzymology; Plant Viruses / genetics; RNA Viruses / enzymology; RNA Viruses / genetics; RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase / genetics; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Sequence Homology, Amino Acid; Viruses, Unclassified / enzymology; Viruses, Unclassified / genetics; Zea mays
TL;DR: Degenerate oligonucleotide primers developed to conserved amino acid sequences in the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene (RdRp) denoted as pre-motif A, motifs A and C have proved their efficacy in amplifying new emaravirus-specific sequences; accordingly, they could be useful in identifying newEmarav virus-like species in nature. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: January 5, 2021

2013 journal article

Plant-virus interactions and the agro-ecological interface

European Journal of Plant Pathology, 138(3), 529–547.

By: H. Alexander*, K. Mauck*, A. Whitfield*, K. Garrett* & C. Malmstrom*

author keywords: Agro-ecological interface; Crop; Plant fitness; Plant virus; Vector; Wild plant
TL;DR: An overview of research on plant-virus dynamics across this interface is provided and three research priorities are suggested, emphasizing that agro-ecological interfaces are dynamic, influenced by the human-mediated redistribution of plants, vectors, and viruses around the world, climate change, and the development of new crops. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: January 5, 2021

2007 journal article

Soil properties associated with organic matter-mediated suppression of bean root rot in field soil amended with fresh and composted paper mill residuals

Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 39(11), 2936–2948.

By: D. Rotenberg*, A. Wells*, E. Chapman*, A. Whitfield*, R. Goodman* & L. Cooperband*

author keywords: paper mill residuals; compost; terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP); particulate organic matter; microbial community; disease suppression; common root rot; rhizosphere
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2020

2005 journal article

Thrips and tospoviruses come of age: Mapping determinants of insect transmission

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(14), 4931–4932.

By: D. Ullman*, A. Whitfield* & T. German*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bunyaviridae / genetics; Bunyaviridae / pathogenicity; Chromosome Mapping; Genes, Viral; Insect Vectors / virology; Insecta / virology; Membrane Glycoproteins / genetics; Plant Diseases / virology; RNA, Viral / genetics; Tospovirus / genetics; Tospovirus / pathogenicity; Viral Proteins / genetics
TL;DR: Evidence is provided that the genetic determinants of insect transmissibility for tomato spotted wilt virus reside on the middle RNA (M RNA) segment encoding the viral membrane glycoproteins (GPs) [N-terminal GP (GN) and C-Terminal GP(GC)]. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: August 28, 2020

2005 journal article

Tomato spotted wilt virus glycoprotein GC is cleaved at acidic pH

Virus Research, 110(1-2), 183–186.

By: A. Whitfield*, D. Ullman* & T. German*

author keywords: envelope glycoprotein; Frankliniella occidentalis; Tospovirus
MeSH headings : Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel; Glycoproteins / analysis; Glycoproteins / metabolism; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Peptide Hydrolases / metabolism; Tospovirus; Viral Envelope Proteins / analysis; Viral Envelope Proteins / metabolism
TL;DR: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) virions were subjected to varying pH conditions and it was determined that TSWV G(C), but not G(N), was cleaved under acidic pH conditions, and that this phenomenon did not occur at neutral or alkaline pH. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: August 28, 2020

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