Among propagative persistent viruses are also some, which passes the virus infection on to offspring via eggs. This is termed transovarial transmission and means that the virus can be kept “”alive”” through several generations in the vector without access to appropriate plant host. This means the insect is also a host.
Adapted from: Tronsmo, A.M., Collinge, D.B., Djurle, A., Munk, L., Yuen, J. and. Tronsmo, A. 2020 Plant pathology and plant diseases. CABI, Wallingford.
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