Gene Disruption Technologies Have the Potential to Transform Stored Product Insect Pest Control

@inproceedings{Perkin2016GeneDT,
  title={Gene Disruption Technologies Have the Potential to Transform Stored Product Insect Pest Control},
  author={Lindsey C. Perkin and Sherry L. Adrianos and Brenda Oppert},
  booktitle={Insects},
  year={2016}
}
Stored product insects feed on grains and processed commodities manufactured from grain post-harvest, reducing the nutritional value and contaminating food. Currently, the main defense against stored product insect pests is the pesticide fumigant phosphine. Phosphine is highly toxic to all animals, but is the most effective and economical control method, and thus is used extensively worldwide. However, many insect populations have become resistant to phosphine, in some cases to very high levels… CONTINUE READING
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