Since their discovery 25 years ago, fungal viruses have created a new field of study in mycology and virology. The purpose of this book is not only to serve as a useful reference work but also to provide reviews of the important advances which have taken place since the last books on fungal viruses appeared. An introductory chapter gives a critical overview of fungal virology in the context of virology as a whole and of recent developments in molecular biology. Specialist chapters follow, all written by experts who are currently active in fungal virus research and cover ongoing research areas.
Table of Contents
1. Fungal Virology - An overview 2. The Killer Systems of Saccharomyces cerevisae and Other Yeasts 3. The Killer Systems of Ustilago maydis 4. Hypovirulence of Endothia - Cryphonectria parasitica and Rhizoctonia solani 5. A Transmissible Disease of Helminthosporium victoriae - Evidence for a Viral Etiology 6. The d-Factor in Ceratocystis ulmi - Its Biological Characteristics and Implications for Dutch Elm Disease 7. The Molecular Nature of the d-Factor in Ceratocystis umli 8. Viruses of the Wheat Take-All Fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici 9. Extrachromosomal DNA in Fungi - Organization and Function