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Cover for Durable cisgenic resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> in potato, and perspectives for applications in Africa.

Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans is a major constraint in potato production. A promising strategy to combat late blight in potato is to combine different resistance genes to achieve durable resistance. Resistance genes from wild relatives can be introduced by breeding or by...

Author(s)
Gheysen, G.; Heremans, B.; Droogenbroeck, B. van; Custers, R.; Vossen, J. H.; Visser, R. G. F.; Jacobsen, E.; Hutten, R.; Haverkort, A. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Busseola fusca</i> to Cry1Ab Bt maize plants in South Africa and challenges to insect resistance management in Africa.

The evolution of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize by the African stem borer, Busseola fusca, in South Africa highlighted the importance of the development of appropriate integrated resistance management (IRM) strategies for stem borers in Africa. Landscape heterogeneity is...

Author(s)
Berg, J. van den; Campagne, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava mosaic.

Although cassava shows resilience against a myriad of pests and diseases, including several of viral aetiology, two virus disease complexes, cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease (CMD), are the major yield-limiting biotic constraints to its production in sub-Sahara Africa....

Author(s)
Alabi, O. J.; Mulenga, R. M.; Legg, J. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tsetse paratransgenesis: a novel strategy for reducing the spread of African trypanosomiasis.

Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are the sole vectors of cyclical pathogenic trypanosomes in sub-Saharan Africa. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), or sleeping sickness, is a zoonosis caused by the flagellated protozoa Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in East and southern Africa and T. brucei...

Author(s)
Weiss, B. L.; Aksoy, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect resistance to genetically modified crops.

Crops genetically modified to produce crystal (Cry) toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for insect control can reduce reliance on conventional insecticides. Evolution of resistance to Bt toxins by insect populations is the primary threat to the continued success of this approach. Resistance of...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current status of crop biotechnology in Africa.

The continent of Africa as a whole is faced with a number of critical challenges as Africa's level of crop production has not kept pace with population growth. Hunger and malnutrition are prevalent. Good agricultural land is declining as a result of poor farming practices, and pests and diseases...

Author(s)
George, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms: challenges and opportunities with Bt cotton in Vietnam, Vol.4.

This book (13 chapters), the fourth in a series (the first, second and third books focused on Bt maize in Kenya, Bt cotton in Brazil, and risk assessment and management of transgenic fish, respectively) that provides scientifically peer-reviewed tools that can help developing countries strengthen...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Hillbeck, A.; Tuat, N. van
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book
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Cover for Challenges and opportunities with GM crops in Vietnam: the case of Bt cotton.

This chapter provides an overview of biosafety regulations for agricultural biotechnology in Vietnam, status of genetically modified (GM) plants and products in Vietnam, cotton production in Vietnam, cultivation of GM cotton worldwide (USA, Australia, China, Argentina, Brazil and South Africa), and ...

Author(s)
Nguyen Van Tuat; Andow, D. A.; Fitt, G. P.; Sujii, E. R.; Fontes, E.; Just, D. R.; Le Quang Quyen
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bt maize, risk assessment and the Kenya case study.

This introductory chapter provides a scientific background to the Kenyan Bt maize case study. Transgenesis and the worldwide use of transgenic crops (including Bt maize) are discussed alongside the complexities of maize breeding. The chapter also provides an introduction to risk assessment and...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Hilbeck, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene flow and its consequences: a case study of Bt maize in Kenya.

A framework of questions that relate to assessing the risks associated with gene flow is presented, with reference to the proposed introduction of Bt maize into Kenya. Aspects of gene flow risks associated with this particular study are discussed, these include the likelihood of intra- and...

Author(s)
Johnston, J.; Blancas, L.; Borem, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
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