The Fourth International Mycovirus Symposium, 10-14th, October, 2017 Wuhan, P. R. China
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Dr. Daohong Jiang
Dr. Jiatao Xie
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April 15, 2017
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July 30, 2017
Regular Registration Deadline
August 30, 2017
Late Registration Deadline
September 15, 2017


The 4th International Mycovirus Symposium PROGRAM


Conference venue: Molecular building, conference room 103


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Opening Session 

Chairperson: Daohong Jiang

08:30-08:45 Welcome speech by Dr. Chi Gao, the vice president of Huazhong Agricultural University

            Opening speech by Dr. Nobuhiro Suzuki, Okayama University

08:45-08:50 Take photo

Keynote lecture

Chairperson: Nobuhiro Suzuki

08:50-09:40    Anti-Prion Systems in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Reed B. Wickner, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

09:40-10:30    Hypovirus research: from wandering spot to super mycovirus donor strains

Donald L. Nuss, IBBR, University of Maryland, USA

10:30-10:40    Tea break

Session 1:  Virus host interaction I

Chairperson: Daohong Jiang

10:40-11:10    A neo-virus lifestyle exhibited by a (+) ssRNA virus hosted in an unrelated dsRNA virus: taxonomic and evolutionary considerations

Nobuhiro Suzuki, Okayama University, Japan

11:10-11:40    Hypovirus-mediated modulation of polyamine synthesis

Angus Dawe, Mississippi State University, USA

11:40-12:10    Distinct modes of host-adaptation between dicot and monocot powdery mildew

Shunyuan Xiao, University of Maryland, China


12:10-13:00    Lunch

Session 2: Functional analyses of mycoviruses

Chairperson: Shin-Yi Marzano

14:00-14:30    Exploring fungal DNA virus to control fungal plant disease

Daohong Jiang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

14:30-15:00    Inhibition of megabirnavirus infection by RNA silencing in the white root rot fungus, Rosellinia necatrix

Hajime Yaegashi, Apple Research Division, NIFTS, NARO, Japan

15:00-15:20    Magnaporthe oryzae chrysovirus 1 strain A infection triggers reduced virulence and pathogenic race conversion of the host fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae

                            Ken Komatsu, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan

15:20-15:40    Infection of two heterologous mycoviruses reduced virulence of Valsa mali, a fungal agent of Valsa canker disease in fruit trees

Lakha Salaipeth, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

16:10-16:20    Tea break

Session 3: Mycoviral diversity/new mycoviruses I

Chairperson: Kook-Hyung Kim

16:20-16:50    The diversities of mycoviruses in Botryosphaeria dothidea populations.

Liying Sun, Northwest A&F University, China

16:50-17:20    Towards the biological characterization of mycoviruses from a collection of marine fungi isolated from the seagrass Posidonia oceanica, and the marine invertebrate Holothuria poli (sea cucumber)

Massimo Turina, Institute for sustainable plant protection, Italy

17:20-17:40    A novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus in a new species of the genus Psudopestalotiopsis isolated from a healthy plant leaf

Kaoru Kusano, Tamagawa University, Japan

18:00-19:30    Symposium banquet


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Session 4: Virus host interaction II

Chairperson: Liying Sun

08:30-09:00    Reprogramming of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum mRNA and small RNA production in response to hypovirus infection

Shin-Yi Marzano, South Dakota State University, USA

09:00-09:30    Host-specific RNA silencing (Dicer)-mediated virus interference revealed by characterizing a new fungal partitivirus

Sotaro Chiba, Nagoya University, Japan

09:30-09:50    Depletion of the ^stealth ̄ a-1,3-glucan caused by mycovirus infection.

Shin Kasahara, Miyagi University, Japan

09:50-10:10    Fusarium graminearum defense and FgHV1 counter defense strategies

Shuangchao Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

10:10-10:20    Tea break

Session 5: Mycoviral diversity/new mycovirus II

Chairperson: Massimo Turina

10:20-10:50    Evolution of mycovirus

Mar┴a A. Ayll┏n, Universidad Polit└cnica de Madrid, Spain

10:50-11:20    The diversity of virus in the plant pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Jiatao Xie, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

11:20-11:40    Molecular characterization of endornaviruses in an asparagus pathogenic oomycetes Phytophthora sp.

Yumi Takahashi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

11:40-13:00    Lunch

Session 6: Virus host interaction III

Chairperson: Hajime Yaegashi

14:00-14:20    Avoidance of antiviral RNA silencing by Cryphonectria mitovirus 1 revealed by the expansion of its hosts.

Sabitree Shahi, Okayama University, Japan

14:20-14:40    Induction and suppression of RNAi components in Fusarium graminearum mediated by infections of Fusarium graminearum viruses

Jisuk Yu, Seoul National University, Korea

14:40-15:00    Role of the MAPK signaling pathways in regulation of the hyrophobin, cryparin, from Cryphonectria parasitica

Kum-Kang So, Chonbuk National University, Korea

15:00-15:10    Tea break

Session 7: Mycoviral diversity/new mycovirus III

Chairperson: Guoqing Li

15:10-15:40    Genome organizations and functions of two novel mycoviruses Infecting Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA, the causal agent of rice sheath blight

Erxun Zhou, South China Agricultural University, China

15:40-16:10    Mycoviruses and their role in Botrytis biology

Mingde Wu, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

16:10-16:40    Four mycoviruses of the order Tymovirales isolated from the plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum

Lihua Guo, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China

16:40-17:00    The diversities of mycoviruses in Magnaporthe orzyae and Bipolaris maydis populations

Qingchao Deng, Yangtze University, China

17:00-17:20    Sclerotinia minor endornavirus 1, a novel pathogenicity debilitation associated mycovirus with a wide spectrum of transmissibility

Dan Yang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

17:20-18:30    Supper



Friday, 13 October 2017

Session 8: Mycoviral diversity/new mycovirus IV

Chairperson: Jiatao Xie

08:30-08:50    Next-Generation Sequencing of Fungal Viromes Reveals Cryptic Mycoviral Diversity

Jillian Myers, University of Michigan, USA

08:50-09:10    Identification of a novel chrysovirus in Pestalotiopsis theae

Wenxing Xu, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

09:10-09:30    Molecular characterization of new mycoviruses relative to MoCV1 detcted from Japanese isolate of M. oryzae

Tomoya Higashiura, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan

09:30-09:50    Fungicide sensitivity of Japanese isolates of an asparagus Phytophthora rot pathogen infected with an endornavirus

Keiko Uchida, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan

09:50-10:00    Tea break

Session 8: Virus host in, , teraction IV

Chairperson: Angus Dawe

10:00-10:30    Identical mitovirus in three intercontinental isolates of an obligate plant symbiont Rhizophagus clarus: absence in the host genome and selective replication in acidic soil

Tatsuhiro Ezawa, Hokkaido University, Japan

10:30-10:50    Ecological adaption of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum strain SH051 co-infected with fifteen different mycoviruses

Songsong Wu, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

10:50-11:10    RNA-seq based transcriptome analysis of chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica infected by hypovirus

Jeesun Chun, Chonbuk National University, South Korea

11:10-11:30    Characterization of mitoviruses found in Ethiopian isolates of Fusarium spp.

                        Yukiyoshi Mizutani, Nagoya University, Japan

11:30-11:50    Symposium Summary

Chairperson: Daohong Jiang

12:00-onwards   Field investigation (14:00- )