Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.

• Articles •    

An Initial Study of Transgenic Carica papaya Used as a Kind of Vaccine for Anti-Tuberculosis

ZHANG Geng-Lin, ZHOU Peng, GUO An-Ping, SHEN Wen-Tao, LI Xiao-Ying   

  1. National Key Biotechnology Laboratory for Tropical Crops
  • Online:2003-04-25 Published:2003-04-25

Abstract: Oral vaccines produced by transgenic plants would change traditional means of production and inoculation of vaccines, and the cost of vaccine production would be reduced greatly. The epidemic of tuberculosis makes it necessary that the new and more effective vaccines for immunoprophylaxis of anti-tuber -culosis should be developed.

Key words: Transgenic papaya