RNAi for protecting East African Highland bananas against nematodes and weevils

01 August 2014 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Radopholus similis weevil banana transformation
Project description

RNAi constructs will first be tested in vitro against Radopholus similis and Cosmopolites sordidus, 2 important pests on banana in Uganda.

The most efficient constructs will than be introduced in banana.