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Exploiting genetic information to trace plant virus dispersal in landscapes

Picard C., Dallot S., Brunker K., Berthier K., Roumagnac P., Soubeyrand S., Jacquot E., Thébaud G.. 2017. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 55 : p. 139-160.

During the past decade, knowledge of pathogen life history has greatly benefited from the advent and development of molecular epidemiology. This branch of epidemiology uses information on pathogen variation at the molecular level to gain insights into a pathogen's niche and evolution and to characterize pathogen dispersal within and between host populations. Here, we review molecular epidemiology approaches that have been developed to trace plant virus dispersal in landscapes. In particular, we highlight how virus molecular epidemiology, nourished with powerful sequencing technologies, can provide novel insights at the crossroads between the blooming fields of landscape genetics, phylogeography, and evolutionary epidemiology. We present existing approaches and their limitations and contributions to the understanding of plant virus epidemiology. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : séquence nucléotidique; recombinaison; variation génétique; biodiversité; hôte; vecteur de maladie; espèce envahissante; transmission des maladies; biologie moléculaire; paysage; Épidémiologie; virus des végétaux; virologie; séquencage; Émergence

Thématique : Maladies des plantes

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