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Genetic modification of Brassica oleracea for resistance to turnip and cauliflower mosiac viruses. - HL0110LFV

Description
Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) and cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) are a major problem for brassica producers in the UK. There are currently no effective control measures; no effective forms of resistence to either virus exist in B. oleracea types (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts etc.) and insecticide sprays do not stop virus spread. This project aims to produce transgenic B. oleracae plants which Nickerson Zwaan will subsequently incorporate into their breeding programmes to produce virus resistant brassica cultivars.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Genetic modification of Brassica oleracea for resistance to turnip and cauliflower mosiac viruses.   (324k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2002

Cost: £180,956
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Horticulture Research International
Keywords
Biotechnology              
Brassicas              
Breeding              
Disease Control              
Farming              
GM Food              
Horticulture              
Pesticide use              
Vegetables              
Fields of Study
Horticulture
Horticulture