Gene Drive: Can this be the Future of Agricultural Pest Management?

P. Mondal, U. Mohapatra and M. Ganguly,  International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences,  9. 2020.

A world free of hunger may be possible when the agricultural production exceeds the global demand for the food. In the era of increasing population, the need for increased food production can be attainable by managing the destructive pests of the agricultural and horticultural crops. The detrimental effects of the pesticides and the attitudes of society towards transgenic crops indicate the researchers to catch out Gene Drive as the substitute method for former methods of crop pest management. In this context, the present narration describes how the self-sustaining CRISPR-based gene drive technology will be the leading technique in the near future for agriculture pest management.


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