Horizontal gene transfer from plant to whitefly

T. Islam, R. B. Azad, S. H. Kasfy, A. A. Rahman and T. Z. Khan,  Trends in Biotechnology,  2023.

The recent discovery of the horizontal transfer of a toxin-neutralizing gene from plant to whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), a polyphagous insect, sparked a new area of study. In this forum, we discuss some potential biotechnological applications of this newly discovered knowledge in the coevolutionary arms race between plants and whitefly.

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