Final Technical Report. Genetic transformation of rice, potato and cooking bananas for nematode resistance.
According to the author of this report the project has demonstrated effective and a biosafe approach to nematode control using rice, potato and cooking banana as example crops. The approach relies on plant proteins (cystatins) that prevent digestion of dietary plant proteins by the feeding nematodes.
University of Wales, CAZ, Bangor, and Wales, UK., 15 pp.