Includes plenary & Keynote lectures, lead presentations, Oral presentations and Poster presentations in each session. The official language of the symposium is English

  • Diversity and Evolution of Virus
  • Host-virus-vector Interactions
  • Diagnostics and Molecular Epidemiology
  • Vaccines & Therapeutics in virus Disease control
  • Integrated Virus Management strategies
  • Advances in Aquatic & Other Viruses
  • Host Resisatnce and Mechanisams
  • Future Challenges in Virus Research
  • Academy-industries and stakeholders interactions
  • Exhibition of Technology and Products

Abstract Submission Period

Call for Abstracts opens: June 01, 2016

Call for Abstracts closes: Extended upto November 10, 2016

Abstract notification: All abstracts received before deadline will be evaluated by the Scientific committee. Acceptance, together with technical details (Oral/Poster) will be notified only to the submitting author

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Model Abstract format:

Molecular characterization of Ageratum enation virus and beta satellite associated with leaf curl disease of fenugreek in India


  1. Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake PO, Bengaluru-560089, India,
  2. CHES, Chettahalli, Kodagu, Karnataka, India,

Natural occurrence of leaf curl disease on Fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraceum L) was observed at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand state of India, in 2012. Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) successfully transmitted the virusfrom diseased plant to healthy seedlings of fenugreek and tomato. The begomovirus DNA-A andbeta satellite fragmentsassociated with leaf curldisease were amplified by rolling circle amplification using Ø-29 DNA polymerase from infected fenugreek and characterized by their sequence analyses.The virus isolate showed 93.7 -98.7% nucleotide identities with various isolates of Ageratum enation virus (AgEV); therefore the isolate under study was identified as AgEV. The beta component was also recognized to be associated with the ageratum yellow leaf curl betasatelite (AYLCB) based on their high sequence identities and close phylogenetic relationships. This is the first report of AgEV, and AYLCB beta satellite components associated with leaf curl disease of fenugreek from India.