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Transgenic Virus Resistant Papaya: New Hope for Controlling Papaya Ringspot Virus in Hawaii

Dennis Gonsalves, Steve Ferreira, Richard Manshardt, Maureen Fitch, Jerry Slightom

21 June 2000

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Papaya ringspot potyvirus (PRSV) is rapidly transmitted by a number of aphid species and causes the most serious virus disease of papaya worldwide. This article reviews research to develop transgenic papaya using ’pathogen-derived resistance’, transforming plants with a pathogen’s gene. A papaya transformation system was developed and a promising transgenic papaya line was identified.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2000-0621-01-RV

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