Enhanced pest resistance of maize leaves expressing monocot crop plant-derived ribosome-inactivating protein and agglutinin.

@article{Dowd2012EnhancedPR,
  title={Enhanced pest resistance of maize leaves expressing monocot crop plant-derived ribosome-inactivating protein and agglutinin.},
  author={Patrick F. Dowd and Eric T Johnson and Neil P J Price},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 43},
  pages={10768-75}
}
Although many insect resistance genes have been identified, the number of studies examining their effects in combination using transgenic systems is limited. This study introduced a construct into maize containing the coding sequence for maize ribosome-inactivating protein (MRIP) and wheat germ agglutinin (WGA). Many transformants produced both the MRIP and WGA in leaves. Mature leaves expressing higher levels of these two proteins were more resistant to feeding by first-instar larvae of fall… CONTINUE READING
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