RNA-based biocontrols for crop improvement

RNA-based biocontrols for crop improvement

We are developing a new line of biocontrols based on RNA. The biocontrol can be designed to be very selective so that it only affects the target pest(s). So when it is sprayed onto the plant the biocontrol targets a crop pest such as the Colorado Potato Beetle, which can destroy entire crops; our initial data indicate that beneficial insects and even closely related species are not harmed. The RNA-based biocontrol is then broken down in the environment and does not affect the plant.

The exciting nature of RNA-based biocontrols and the potential benefits for people, farmers and the environment means that Syngenta is committed to being transparent in how they are developed and to periodically make our data available.

How to use our data

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When you use our data you must acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data and make sure you do not misrepresent the data and its source. If you share our work, please include the following attribution statement: RNA-based biocontrols Open Data - Other Crop Pests 2016, RNA-based biocontrols Open Data - Target Pest CPB and Closely Related Species 2016 and RNA-based biocontrols Open Data - Beneficials Description, 2016.

You may not use the data in any way that suggests Syngenta endorses you and your use of the data. 

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Target Pest (Colorado Potato Beetle) and Closely Related Species

The dataset includes biological screening data for the lead RNA-based biocontrol candidate tested for mortality against the target Colorado Potato Beetle pest and other closely related beetle species.

Date of first publication: 31 August 2016
Date of last revision: 31 August 2016

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Beneficial Species

The dataset includes biological screening data for the lead RNA-based biocontrol candidate tested for mortality against common non-target beneficial species (bees and parasitic/predatory insects).

Date of first publication: 31 August 2016
Date of last revision: 31 August 2016

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Other Crop Pest Species

The dataset includes biological screening data for the lead RNA-based biocontrol candidate tested for mortality against common insect pests in agricultural crops.

Date of first publication: 31 August 2016
Date of last revision: 31 August 2016

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What's happening next?

We will develop and improve this site and its content in the years to come. We will review the licenses used, make every effort to keep the data current, and correct errors that are brought to our attention. We also aim to integrate and link our data using semantic web and open data standards.

The Open Data Institute (ODI) is working with us to help build our skills and capabilities in open data. We recognize how important it is that our data is of excellent quality and that everything we publish keeps personal information private. The ODI is helping us to apply a set of standards to our data that, in time, mean everything we release as open data comes with a best-practice guarantee.

These practices include, for example:

  • Stating conditions of ownership, licensing and re-use
  • Providing data in a harmonized and structured format
  • Using metadata and controlled vocabularies
  • Providing documentation and support channels for feedback and questions


Contact us

By publishing our data, we want to engage in a new form of dialogue with you. To provide us with your feedback, communicate errors you have found, and if you want to ask questions about the data and its uses or access earlier versions of published files, please get in touch with us at RNA.Data@syngenta.com

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The data provided is licensed 'as is' and Syngenta excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the data to the maximum extent permitted by law. 

Syngenta is not liable for any errors or omissions in the data and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. Syngenta does not guarantee the continued supply of the data nor, once the data is downloaded, its timeliness.

 

 

 

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