Newsletter – Year I – Number III – December, 2022

New transgenic lines with resistance to citrus bacterial disease are taken for field evaluations.

Orchard containing new planting of commercial sweet orange varieties with genes for resistance to citrus bacterial diseases.

As a result of a lot of scientific research work, researchers at the Citriculture Center found key genes, from the plant itself, that can confer “broad spectrum” resistance, that is, to various pathogens. These genes were transferred to commercial varieties of sweet orange, and trials in controlled environments proved that the genetically modified plants showed greater resistance to phytopathogens. The results of these studies were published in international scientific articles of high scientific impact (Pereira et al., 2020; Miter et al., 2022; Nascimento et al., 2022). 

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