Development of banana bunchy top virus resistance in bananas: RNAi approach

Mware, Benard Ouma (2016) Development of banana bunchy top virus resistance in bananas: RNAi approach. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Bunchy top, caused by banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), is the most important viral disease affecting banana worldwide, for which control is very difficult. In this thesis, a molecular approach was used to generate genetically modified banana plants, some of which were resistant to BBTV infection. Further, sources of natural resistance to BBTV were identified in a range of different banana cultivars which may be exploited in future control strategies. The results from this study provide a strong platform for the future development of BBTV-resistant banana plants.

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ID Code: 95736
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Dale, James, Harding, Rob, & James, Anthony
Keywords: Banana, Banana bunchy top virus, RNA interference, Hairpin, Transgenic plants, siRNA, Musa, RNAi
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2016 23:34
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2016 23:34

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