Expression of a Peppermint (E)-β-Farnesene Synthase Gene in Rice Has Significant Repelling Effect on Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi)

Aphids (Aphididae) cause great damage to economically important cereal crops due to their unparalleled reproductive capacity. The sesquiterpene (E)-β-farnesene (EβF) is the alarm pheromone for many aphids, which can be applied to disperse aphids in crops. The peppermint EβF synthase gene (EβFS), which enables the production of EβF in plants to control… CONTINUE READING