29 search results for Virus resistance

(Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda
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In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance.
resistance and nutritional value), cassava (for virus resistance), sweet potato (for weevil resistance), cotton ( for boll worm resistance and herbicide tolerance), maize (for drought resistance), rice (for nitrogen efficiency), and Irish potato (for late blight disease resistance). Read more here
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
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Nigel Taylor, senior research scientist and Narender Nehra, director of regulatory affairs in the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) co-authored this article about how RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tool for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
for cultivation of a common bean modified by RNAi for resistance to bean golden mosaic virus is cause, integrating virus- or bacteria-derived DNA sequences into the plant genome, pathogen-targeting, sequences produced by invading pathogens. Commercial cultivation of virus-resistant papaya and extensive field testing of virus-resistant plum (under high disease pressure) since 1996 have shown that the pathogen-derived RNAi technology can deliver very effective and durable resistance. More recently
Improving Crops With RNAi
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RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tools for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops. 
effective and durable resistance. More recently, this strategy has produced virus-resistant common, for resistance to bean golden mosaic virus is cause for optimism. In Africa researchers are employing RNAi, understanding of the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon and employed it to improve pathogen resistance, tool for fighting common crop pathogens. By simply integrating virus- or bacteria-derived DNA, cultivation of virus-resistant papaya and extensive field testing of virus-resistant plum (under high
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center Collaborative Research Project Aims to Reduce Hunger in Developing World | Part 1
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In many parts of East and Central Africa, farmers are experiencing declining yields of cassava due to brown streak virus, a plant disease that can render a crop inedible.
declining yields of cassava due to brown streak virus, a plant disease that can render a crop, led a project that tries another tack: genetically modifying cassava plants for disease resistance
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
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Humanitarian partnership makes steady progress on effort to develop product for African farmers Experts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say that a serious cassava disease, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is on the verge of bec ...
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa, Humanitarian partnership makes steady progress on effort, to solve this problem for African farmers under the umbrella of a collaborative project called Virus, with enhanced resistance to Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and Cassava mosaic disease (CMD, observations by experienced cassava researchers have made the team optimistic that a virus resistant, direction for future development of virus-resistant lines of cultivars preferred by East African
Cassava Research
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What is Cassava? Cassava is a root crop that serves as the primary food source for more than 750 million people each day.  Although it has many properties that make it an important food across much of Africa and Asia, it also has many limitations.  ...
, protein-enhanced peanut to improve virus resistance in sweet potato. Each of the programs has, and the plant’s susceptibility to virus disease. VIRUS RESISTANT CASSAVA FOR AFRICA (VIRCA, of east Africans who rely on cassava for food. The virus has been present on coastal farms, when a CBSD epidemic started along the coast and a new virus emerged in highlands in East Africa, and the dramatic effect this virus has on both yield and quality of cassava storage roots. CBSD
​(CBS Sunday Morning) Digging for Seeds of Truth in GMO Debate
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By some estimates, 80 percent of all processed foods -- cereals, baby formula, canned soups and more -- contain at least one GMO, or Genetically Modified Organism. But whether GMOs are safe and whether they should be listed on the label has led to a very big food fight.
. But then insects began spreading a devastating virus called ringspot to nearly every papaya tree, University in Ithaca, New York), came to the rescue. "We had a technology that could help develop a virus, of genetic engineering: they took a DNA strand from the destructive papaya virus and inserted, ," Gonsalves said. "And even to this day, there has been no breakdown of resistance." Today
VIRCA II Project History
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On Sept 6, 2011, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it received additional funding totalling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of more ...
Center to support Virus Resistance for Cassava in Africa (VIRCA). The humanitarian project’s goals, that it received additional funding totalling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa, varieties enhanced to resist serious plant virus diseases that are greatly reducing crop yield, resistance in addition to CMD resistance. In October 2009, the USAID, a long-term supporter of the cassava, cassava mosaic virus (EACMV). - In November 2009, Dr. Fauquet, along with a group of scientists from
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) BRDG Park Company, Forrest Innovations, Works to Fight the Zika Virus
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The battle against the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and paralysis, has been taken to the source. The deadliest creatures on Earth — mosquitoes — kill 725,000 people every year by passing on malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and other diseases. Now the insects are blamed for spreading Zika, infecting 3 million to 4 million people across Latin America in the last year.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) BRDG Park Company, Forrest Innovations, Works to Fight the Zika Virus, The battle against the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and paralysis, has been taken to the source. The deadliest creatures on Earth — mosquitoes — kill 725,000 people every year by passing on malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and other diseases. Now the insects are blamed for spreading, developed resistance to many pesticides, and the spray means other helpful bugs die. The World Health
International Collaboration Receives Grant to Advance Improvements in Cassava Harvests and Nutrition for Smallholder Families in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Virus-resistant and nutritionally-enhanced Cassava for Africa.
Danforth Plant Science Center announces that the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus (VIRCA Plus, two products. The first will be East African cassava varieties with resistance to both Cassava Mosaic, variety with elevated levels of iron and zinc for improved nutrition, as well as disease resistance, strong and stable resistance to CBSD in cassava, validated over four field trials and multiple