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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • papaya
GE trait
  • disease resistance
Country
  • USA

Results

Efficacy
  • positive effect

Transgenic papaya in Hawaii and beyond Review Article Open Access

Gonsalves, D
AgBioForum. 2004 7(1 and 2):36-40

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Abstract

Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) is often a limiting factor in the production of papaya worldwide. In 1992, PRSV was discovered in the district of Puna on Hawaii island, where 95% of Hawaii's papaya was grown. Within two years, PRSV was widespread and causing severe damage to the papaya in that area. Coincidentally, a field trial to test a PRSV-resistant transgenic papaya had started in 1992, and by 1995 the 'Rainbow' and 'SunUp' transgenic cultivars had been developed. These cultivars were commercialized in 1998. 'Rainbow' is now widely planted and has helped to save the papaya industry from devastation by PRSV. Transgenic papaya have also been developed for other countries, such as Thailand, Jamaica, Brazil, and Venezuela. Efforts to have these papaya deregulated in these countries are ongoing.

Keywords

Hawaiian papaya industry, papaya ringspot virus, pathogen-derived resistance, Rainbow, SunUp

Funding

Funding source
  • USDA
  • US Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center
Funding country
  • United States
Funding type
  • government

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MLA

Gonsalves, D. "Transgenic papaya in Hawaii and beyond." AgBioForum 7.1 and 2 (2004): 36-40. Web. 20 Nov. 2017.

APA

Gonsalves, D. (2004). Transgenic papaya in Hawaii and beyond. AgBioForum, 7(1 and 2), 36-40.

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