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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • plum
GE trait
  • disease resistance
Country
  • Italy

Results

Efficacy
  • positive effect

Genetically engineered resistance to Plum pox virus infection in herbaceous and stone fruit hosts Review Article Open Access

Ilardi, V; Nicola-Negri, ED
GM Crops & Food. 2011 Jan-Mar. 2(1):24 - 33

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PMID: 21844696 DOI: 10.4161/gmcr.2.1.15096 ISSN: 1938-1999

Abstract

Plum pox virus (PPV), a Potyvirus, is the causal agent of sharka, the most detrimental viral disease affecting stone fruit trees. This review focuses on research carried out to obtain PPV- resistant transgenic plants and on how biotechnological strategies evolved in light of the scientific advances made during the last several years. Successful RNA silencing strategies that confer a high level of resistance to strains of PPV have been developed and tested under laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Moreover, field tests showed that transgene-mediated RNA silencing was effective in protecting plum plants against aphid-mediated PPV infection. The new emerging biotechnological approaches for conferring PPV resistance are discussed..

Keywords

plum pox virus, PPV, transgenic, tree

Funding

Funding source
  • Agricultural Research Council
Funding country
  • Italy
Funding type
  • government

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MLA

Ilardi, V, ED Nicola-Negri. "Genetically engineered resistance to Plum pox virus infection in herbaceous and stone fruit hosts." GM Crops & Food 2.1 (2011): 24 - 33. Web. 25 Sep. 2017.

APA

Ilardi, V., Nicola-Negri, ED. (2011). Genetically engineered resistance to Plum pox virus infection in herbaceous and stone fruit hosts. GM Crops & Food, 2(1), 24 - 33. doi:10.4161/gmcr.2.1.15096

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