Newer Genetic Tools, Techniques, Vectors, Promoters, and Molecular Markers for Genetic Engineering of Herbivorous Insects

D. D. Rani, S. Subhash, H. R. Gopalkrishna and A. K. Chakravarthy,  Genetic Methods and Tools for Managing Crop Pests,  2022.

Insects can transmit major infectious diseases to crop plants. Recent advances in insect genomics and transformation technology provide new strategies for the control of insect-borne pathogen transmission and insect pest management. One such strategy is the genetic modification of insects with genes that block pathogen development. Another is to suppress insect populations by releasing either sterile males or males carrying female-specific dominant lethal genes into the environment. Newer genetic tools and methods are described.

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