Virus-resistant crops and trees

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Plant viral and other plant microbial diseases cause significant economic losses every year and limit food supplies worldwide. To control viral diseases, we can use a variety of strategies, including various forms of genetic resistance. Genetic resistance can be manipulated to control viruses by exploiting a natural eukaryotic defence system called RNA interference or gene silencing. This system can be additionally exploited to control insect vectors of viruses, broadening the impact of transgenic technologies. An overview on plant defense, plant viruses and integration of transgenic technologies in virus resistant crops is given in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Biotechnology
Subtitle of host publicationExperience and Future Prospects: Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030683450
ISBN (Print)9783030683443
StatePublished - Aug 30 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science

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