Utilization of engineered resistance to viruses in crops of the developing world, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa

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Kreuze , J F & Valkonen , J PT 2017 , ' Utilization of engineered resistance to viruses in crops of the developing world, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa ' , Current opinion in virology , vol. 26 , pp. 90 - 97 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coviro.2017.07.022

Title: Utilization of engineered resistance to viruses in crops of the developing world, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Kreuze, Jan F; Valkonen, Jari PT
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Agricultural Sciences
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Current opinion in virology
ISSN: 1879-6257
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/231750
Abstract: Viral diseases in crop plants constitute a major obstacle to food security in the developing world. Subsistence crops, including cassava, sweetpotato, potato, banana, papaya, common bean, rice and maize are often infected with RNA and/or DNA viruses that cannot be controlled with pesticides. Hence, healthy planting materials and virus-resistant cultivars are essential for high yields of good quality. However, resistance genes are not available for all viral diseases of crop plants. Therefore, virus resistance engineered in plants using modern biotechnology methods is an important addition to the crop production toolbox.
Subject: 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
414 Agricultural biotechnology
CASSAVA MOSAIC DISEASE
POTATO-LEAFROLL-VIRUS
COAT PROTEIN GENE
BUNCHY-TOP-VIRUS
TRANSGENIC RUSSET BURBANK
YELLOW MOTTLE VIRUS
SPOTTED WILT VIRUS
MEDIATED RESISTANCE
SYNERGISTIC INTERACTIONS
NUCLEOCAPSID GENE
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