chapter  5
Virus Transmission by Fungal Vectors
ByJeanne Dijkstra, Jawaid A. Khan
Pages 28

The existence of a disease agent with a soil-inhabiting fungus as its vector was demonstrated in 1958. when Fry gave evidence that the fungus Olpidium brassicae was involved in transmission of the big-vein disease of lettuce. Since that year, several soil-borne viruses have been shown to be transmitted by fungal vectors (for reviews, see Grogan and Campbell. 1966; Maraite, 1991; Campbell. 1996).