Genetic Transformation of Crops for Insect Resistance: Potential and Limitations

@article{Sharma2004GeneticTO,
  title={Genetic Transformation of Crops for Insect Resistance: Potential and Limitations},
  author={Hari Chand Sharma and Kiran K. Sharma and Jonathan H. Crouch},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={47 - 72}
}
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… Expand
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