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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2000 Apr;3(2):147-52.

Novel genes for disease-resistance breeding.

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Zeneca MOGEN, PO Box 628, The Netherlands. Leo.Melchers@ageurope. zeneca.com

Abstract

Plant disease control is entering an exciting period during which transgenic plants showing improved resistance to pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi and insects are being developed. This review summarizes the first successful attempts to engineer fungal resistance in crops, and highlights two promising approaches. Biotechnology provides the promise of new integrated disease management strategies that combine modern fungicides and transgenic crops to provide effective disease control for modern agriculture.

PMID:
10712959
DOI:
10.1016/s1369-5266(99)00055-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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