Distinct fitness costs associated with the knockdown of RNAi pathway genes in western corn rootworm adults

Abstract

RNA interference (RNAi) based approaches can potentially be used to control insect pests. These approaches may depend on the usage of microRNA (miRNA) or double stranded RNA (dsRNA) mediated gene knockdown, which likely involves proteins that regulate these pathways, such as Argonaute 1 (Ago1), Argonaute 2 (Ago2), Dicer 1 (Dcr1), Dicer 2 (Dcr2), and Drosha… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190208

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