The plant virus transmissions database

Dick Peters, Emilyn E. Matsumura, Paulien van Vredendaal, René A.A. van der Vlugt*

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Plant viruses are transmitted mechanically or by vegetative propagation, and by vectors such as arthropods, fungi, nematodes, or parasitic plants. Sources to access available information regarding plant virus transmissions are scattered and require extensive literature searches. Here, a recently created plant virus transmission database is described. This was developed to provide access to the modes of transmission and vectors of over 1600 plant viruses. The database was compiled using over 3500 publication records spanning the last 100 years. The information is publicly accessible via and fully searchable by virus name, taxonomic position, mode of transmission or vector.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of general virology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2024


  • plant virus database
  • plant virus transmission
  • plant viruses


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