Effects of soybean proteinase inhibitors on development of the soil mite Scheloribates praeincisus (Acari: Oribatida)

@article{Simes2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of soybean proteinase inhibitors on development of the soil mite Scheloribates praeincisus (Acari: Oribatida)},
  author={Renata A Sim{\~o}es and Marcio C. Silva-Filho and Daniel S Moura and {\'I}talo Delalibera},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={239-248}
}
Proteinase inhibitors (PI) are present in plant tissues, especially in seeds, and act as a defense mechanism against herbivores and pathogens. Serine PI from soybean such as Bowman–Birk (BBPI) and Kunitz have been used to enhance resistance of sugarcane varieties to the sugarcane borer Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), the major pest of this crop. The use of these genetically-modified plants (GM) expressing PI requires knowledge of its sustainability and environmental… CONTINUE READING