Virus Genes (2020) 56, 407-416

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Abu Bakar Siddique (2020)
Viruses of endophytic and pathogenic forest fungi
Virus Genes 56 (4), 407-416
Abstract: Mycoviruses, just as the fungal endophytes they infect, are ubiquitous biological entities on Earth. Mycoviruses constitute a diverse group of viruses, and metagenomic approaches have—through recent discoveries of been mycoviruses—only recently began to provide evidence of this astonishing diversity. The current review presents (1) various mycoviruses which infect fungal endophytes and forest pathogens, (2) their presumed origins and interactions with fungi, plants and the environment, (3) high-throughput sequencing techniques that can be used to explore the horizontal gene transfer of mycoviruses, and (4) how the hypo- and hypervirulence induced by mycoviral infection is relevant to the biological control of pathogenic fungi.
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Rosellinia necatrix mycoviruses (antagonists)
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Fusarium mycoviruses (antagonists)