FARMING AND FEEDING THE HUNGRY
Plant Viruses and Human Enteroviruses
This chapter discusses plant viruses and human enteroviruses. Population growth has an enormous impacton the global food supply. Two groups of viruses complicate the food chain. First, there are plant viruses and viroids that can destroy harvests and cause famine. Second, there are human enteroviruses that are linked with malnutrition or contaminated food. The potato blight in Ireland, difference between viroids and viruses, and threats posed by enteroviruses are discussed.
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