chapter  17
Engineering Virus Resistance in Plants
ByErwin Cardol, Jan van Lent, Rob Goldbach, Marcel Prins
Pages 24

The development of recombinant DNA technology and efficient plant cell transformation techniques have allowed plant virologists to design and test a number of biotechnological strategies for increasing virus resistance levels of plants. For these strategies, the concept of "pathogen-derived resistance" (PDR) has been of cardinal importance.