Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Transgenic varieties and rootstocks resistant to fire blight.

Abstract

This chapter emphasizes on the genes currently used for resistance to fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) and current progress with them. Specific sections are provided on: gene transfer in apples and pears, general considerations in transgene expression and deployment, genes being evaluated for increasing fire blight resistance (i.e. genes coding for attacins, cecropins and lysozymes), and other potential genes.