Genetic Transformation of Crops for Insect Resistance: Potential and Limitations

  title={Genetic Transformation of Crops for Insect Resistance: Potential and Limitations},
  author={H. Sharma and K. K. Sharma and J. Crouch},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences},
  pages={47 - 72}
  • H. Sharma, K. K. Sharma, J. Crouch
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences
  • Transgenic resistance to insects has been demonstrated in plants expressing insecticidal genes such as δ -endotoxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), protease inhibitors, enzymes, secondary plant metabolites, and plant lectins. While transgenic plants with introduced Bt genes have been deployed in several crops on a global scale, the alternative genes have received considerably less attention. The protease inhibitor and lectin genes largely affect insect growth and development and, in most… CONTINUE READING
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