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Sidebar: Transgenic trap crops and rootstocks show potential


John Driver
Javier Castillón
Abhaya Dandekar

Authors Affiliations

J. Driver is former President; J. Castillón is Director of Research, Dry Creek Laboratories, Hughson, Calif; A. Dandekar is Professor, Department of Pomology, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 58(2):96-97. DOI:10.3733/ca.v058n02p96. April 2004.

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Dandekar AM, Fisk HJ, McGranahan GH, et al. Different genes for different folks in tree crops: What works and what does not. Hort Sci. 2002. 37:281-6.

Escobar MA, Civerolo EL, Summerfelt KR, Dandekar AM. RNAi-mediated oncogene silencing confers resistance to crown gall tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2001. 98:13437-42. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.241276898 PubMed PMID: 11687652

Escobar MA, Leslie CA, McGranahan GH, Dandekar AM. Silencing crown gall disease in walnut (Juglans regia L.). Plant Sci. 2002. 163:591-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9452(02)00164-4

Driver J, Castillón J, Dandekar A. 2004. Sidebar: Transgenic trap crops and rootstocks show potential. Hilgardia 58(2):96-97. DOI:10.3733/ca.v058n02p96

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