• CRISPR/Cas9‐mediated editing of DMR6 Orthologue in banana confers enhanced resistance to bacterial disease

    7 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Banana is an important staple food crop and a source of income for resource‐poor farmers in more than 136 tropical and sub‐tropical countries with an annual production of 155 million tons. Many diseases severely constrain banana production, particularly where many pathogens co‐exist. Banana Xanthomonas wilt caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum is considered among the most destructive banana diseases in East and Central Africa. All the cultivated banana varieties are susceptible, and only the wild‐type progenitor, Musa balbisiana, is resistant to BXW disease. Overall...
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