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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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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AP06064

Publisher URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au

Abstract

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
Additional Information:© Australasian Plant Pathology Society.
Keywords:Double stranded RNA; RNA interference; silencing suppressors; small interfering RNA; transgenic crops.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Science > Biology > Genetics
Deposited On:21 Jan 2009 01:33
Last Modified:19 Apr 2011 02:35

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