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  1. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2019, Victoria Falls, AP 33

    Cigar wrapper production in Zimbabwe: an overview of past, present and future prospects

    MUKOYI F.(1); MAGAMA F.(1); EDMONDSON A.(2); GUILD L.(3); GARWE D.(1)
    (1) Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zimbabwe; (2) Von Eicken, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Mapeto Farm, Burma Valley, Zimbabwe
    The cigar wrapper tobacco type was once grown in Zimbabwe in the early 1950s in a project that was championed by British American Tobacco (BAT). However, production was stifled owing to viability challenges coupled with loss of interest from growers....
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2011, Santiago, AP 03

    Lowering TSNAs through nitrite reductase activity

    DAVENPORT S.E.; FORSYTH K.; TULLY L.; LISTER R.; LE LAY P.; MAUNDERS M.; SANCHEZ-TAMBURRINO J.P.
    Advanced Technologies Ltd., Cambridge, UK (holding of British American Tobacco Ltd.)
    Tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) are compounds in tobacco that have been shown to be carcinogenic. TSNAs are formed by the nitrosation of tobacco alkaloids with the main nitrosating agent believed to be nitrite. High levels of nitrate...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2011, Santiago, AP 27

    Tobacco Biotechnology: a tool for business solutions

    SANCHEZ-TAMBURRINO J.P.; EDWARDS K.; JONES L.; DAVENPORT S.E.
    Advanced Technologies Ltd., Cambridge, UK (holding of British American Tobacco Ltd.)
    Over the past 20 years, genetic modification and molecular breeding has been successfully used in many different crops to provide agronomic advantages (i.e., herbicide resistance, insect tolerance). However there are many other areas where it can be...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, Bucharest, 2003, PPOST 10

    Molecular characterisation of different transgene events using cured tobacco leaf samples

    WAN Xiuqing; TUERCK J.; DAVENPORT S.; COLE J.; MAUNDERS M.
    Advanced Technologies Ltd., Cambridge, UK
    When a sample is found to be positive during routine GM tobacco (GMT) testing, a PCR analysis for other specific genes used in GM tobacco, such as TMV-CP, CMV-CP, Bt-cryIA(C), will usually be carried out. Often it is not possible to distinguish...