Friday, September 22, 2006

Scientists Develop Bunchy Top Virus Resistant Lakatan

PCARRD approves BBTV Lakatan project II

PCARRD is supporting the development of a bunchy top virus-resistant Lakatan through a P3 million R&D project approved recently by its Governing Council.

During a meeting held at the DOST headquarters last August 23, the council has okayed the second phase of “Development of Banana Varieties Resistant to Bunchy Top Virus through Mutation Breeding” project.

The project is expected to rejuvenate the Philippine banana industry that has long been plagued by banana bunchy-top virus (BBTV).Within its three-year duration, the project will field test and characterize identified resistant lines. The selected resistant line will further undergo rigorous testing to ensure its credibility as regards to being BBTV-resistant.

By 2009, the project hopes to register a stable BBTV-resistant variety with the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC), mass-propagate and disseminate it to banana farmers.

Based on available data, the plant morphology and fruit qualities of the treated lines are similar to the untreated plant. Some even claimed that the fruits of the mutant lines are sweeter than the ordinary Lakatan.

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AGRI-INFO/SEPTEMBER 22, 2006


TITLE: SCIENTISTS DEVELOP BUNCHY TOP VIRUS RESISTANT LAKATAN


ALAM BA NINYO NA NAGSASAGAWA NGAYON NG PANANALIKSIK ANG ATING MGA SIYENTISTA PARA MAGKAROON NG ISANG URI NG SAGING NA LAKATAN NA MATIBAY LABAN SA ATAKE NG BUNCHY TOP VIRUS?

ANG GANITONG HAKBANG AY SA ILALIM NG INAPRUBAHANG PROYEKTO NG PHILIPPINE COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (PCARRD) NA NILAANAN NG HALAGANG 3 –MILYUNG PISO.

ANG PAG-AARAL AY GINAGAWA NGAYON SA PAMAMAGITAN NG TINATAWAG NA MUTATION BREEDING PROJECT PARA MAGKAROON NG BANANA VARIETY NA MATIBAY LABAN SA BUNCHY TOP VIRUS.

SA ILALIM NG TATLONG TAONG PAG-AARAL TUNGKOL DITO, NAKAPALOOB DIN DITO ANG PAGSASAILALIM NG BAGONG VARIETY7 SA FIELD TESTING AT ISAKATUPARAN ANG CHARACTERIZATION..

ANG ANUMANG NAPILING RESISTANT LINE AY DADAAN PA SA MAS MASUSING PANANALIKSIK AT PAG-AARAL MATIYAK LAMANG ANG KREDIBILIDAD NITO NA LABANAN ANG BANANA BUNCHY TOP VIRUS.

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