Results of field trial on bacterial wilt-resistant banana published – Press release PDF – IITA

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The work of IITA and partners on developing transgenic banana that is resistant to Xanthomonas wilt was featured in the journal Nature Biotechnology. The paper presents the latest results of field trials conducted in East Africa on using transgenes obtained from sweet pepper to control the deadly Xanthomonas wilt. The results also show the first field-based evidence for transgenic control of a bacterial disease in banana.

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