Transgenic Plants with Enhanced Resistance to Plant Pathogens


Demonstrates genetic constructs and amino acid sequences conferring resistance to plant pathogens, especially resistance to Botrytis cinerea, Sphaerotheca fuliginea and the viruses TMV, PVY, YLCV No undesired effects when consumed: Resistance achieved by transfecting plants with sequences naturally occurring in cucumber plants or homologous genes from other plants Facilitates selection of pathogen-resistant plants Research demonstrates that infection on the leaves of plants with increased expression of the hetrologous sequence both in-vitro and in the growth chamber was two- to three-fold higher than in control plants Resistance demonstrated in tomato plants

Our Innovation

Transfecting plants with a naturally occurring hetrologous sequence confers resistance to many common plant pathogens and in particular Botrytis cinerea With this innovation, plants will have:
A smaller number of infected loci A smaller area of infected loci A shorter infection period Longer delay before infection

The Opportunity

Plants with increased resistance to common pathogens

Development Milestones

To identify target commercial varieties and to generate transgenic plants with the constructs or to isolate homologous sequences and to use them as markers in breeding programs To test rose and banana plants for the resistance to pathogens

Type of Offer: Licensing

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