Application of virus vectors against grapevine leafroll disease
Maree, H J
Stellenbosch University: Department of Genetics
Burger, J T
It is generally accepted that Grapevine Leafroll Disease (GLD) has a negative impact on grape and ultimately wine quality. Once infected vines cannot be cured and no natural resistance has been identified. In this project we have the ambitious aim to develop a virus-based control measure for GLD based on RNA interference (RNAi) using grapevine virus A (GVA) and/or grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) infectious clones.
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