Efforts and obstacles in the translation of papaya biotechnology

D. Gonsalves
Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) continues to be a problem in nearly all papaya-growing regions of the world. In 1998, a public-sector-developed PRSV-resistant transgenic papaya was released to papaya growers in Hawaii, and saved the papaya industry from continued severe damage caused by PRSV. This article summarizes the efforts of scientists in translational biotechnology to deregulate and release 'SunUp' and 'Rainbow' papaya to papaya growers in a timely manner, 6 years after PRSV was detected in Puna on Hawaii Island, where 95% of Hawaii's papaya was being produced. Efforts to deregulate the papaya in Japan were successfully completed in 2011.
Gonsalves, D. (2019). Efforts and obstacles in the translation of papaya biotechnology. Acta Hortic. 1250, 85-88
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1250.13
commercialization, papaya industry, research, transgenic papaya

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