EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/123

New book: Viruses of plants

CAB International has just published a new book by Brunt et al entitled 'Viruses of plants: descriptions and lists from the VIDE database". This complete and up-to-date collection covers over 900 viruses, with details on morphology, biochemical properties, taxonomy and hosts and summarized information on transmission, ecology and control, and geographical distribution. The great merit of this work is its completeness and consistency of treatment, which ensures that it immediately becomes the standard reference for all details on plant viruses. EPPO intends to use it to update the information in its data sheets (2nd edition of 'Quarantine Pests for Europe') and also to consolidate the viruses covered by the Bayer Coding System.
'Viruses of plants' derives from the VIDE database, developed by a team of virologists in Australia. This will continue to be updated and is available on Internet from the Bioweb server (URL http://biology.anu.edu.au).


Brunt, A.; Crabtree, K.; Dallwitz, M.; Gibbs, A.; Watson, L. (1996) Viruses of plants: descriptions and lists from the VIDE database. 1484- pp. CABI, Wallingford, UK.7