Transgenic gene silencing strategies for virus control

Dietzgen, R.G and Mitter, N (2006) Transgenic gene silencing strategies for virus control. Australasian Plant Pathology, 35 (6 ). pp. 605-618.

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Co-suppression of transgenes and their homologous viral sequences by RNA silencing is a powerful strategy for achieving high-level virus resistance in plants. This review provides a brief overview of RNA silencing mechanisms in plants and discusses important transgene construct design features underpinning successful RNA silencing-mediated transgenic virus control. Application of those strategies to protect horticultural and field crops from virus infection and results of field tests are also provided. The effectiveness and stability of RNA-mediated transgenic resistance are assessed taking into account effects of viral, plant and environmental factors

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Emerging Technologies, Queensland Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, 306 Carmody Road, St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: David T
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 14:00
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2010 22:47
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