Fermin, G. A.; Tennant, Paula F.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Opportunities and constraints to biotechnological applications in the Caribbean: Transgenic papayas in Jamaica and Venezuela
Plant Cell Reports
Date of Publication
In this opinion article, we briefly review the status of crop biotechnology research-with emphasis on the development of GM crops-in Jamaica and Venezuela. We focus on the transgenic papayas developed for both countries, and examine the factors hindering not only the development and application of this biotechnological commodity for the improvement of agricultural productivity, but also on the challenges influencing societal acceptance of the technology.....