Field trial of Xanthomonas wilt disease-resistant bananas in East Africa

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Figure 1: Performance and molecular analysis of transgenic lines under confined field trial.
Figure 2: Comparison of transgenic plants with nontransgenic plants after inoculation.


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We thank T.Y. Feng, Academia Sinca, Taiwan, for providing the Hrap and Pflp gene constructs and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) for negotiating a royalty-free license for these genes from the patent holder. This research was supported by USAID and IITA. We appreciate technical assistance from F. Sebulime, F. Kato and A. Muwonge.

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Tripathi, L., Tripathi, J., Kiggundu, A. et al. Field trial of Xanthomonas wilt disease-resistant bananas in East Africa. Nat Biotechnol 32, 868–870 (2014).

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