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Future Issue: Can the virus DNA harm people? Solution: Plant viruses do not infect animals or people. Thousands of infected trees grow in Europe and the fruit from these trees is eaten by people. There has been no instance of harm from eating the fruit. Also, a portion of all produce, whether from commercial growers or the home garden, is infected by a variety of viruses. Such fruit contains coat protein and coat protein genes from these viruses, and people have always eaten them. In that sense, HoneySweet is no different than many other fruits that contain coat protein genes. Possible Issue: How did you show that the HoneySweet trees are resistant to plum pox? Solution: Trees were tested in a greenhouse for five years. Plant tissue infected with PPV was grafted onto the HoneySweet trees, and none of the HoneySweet trees developed plum pox disease. Trees were also grown in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Spain where PPV is now indigenous, and after almost 20 years of testing, the HoneySweet trees have never been infected by transmission through aphids, which are insects that naturally carry the PPV virus from tree to tree.
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