Improving UV resistance and virulence of Beauveria bassiana by genetic engineering with an exogenous tyrosinase gene.

@article{Shang2012ImprovingUR,
  title={Improving UV resistance and virulence of Beauveria bassiana by genetic engineering with an exogenous tyrosinase gene.},
  author={Yanfang Shang and Zhibing Duan and Wei Huang and Qiang Gao and Chengshu Wang},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={
          105-9
        }
}
Insect pathogenic fungi like Beauveria bassiana have been developed as environmentally friendly biocontrol agents against arthropod pests. However, restrictive environmental factors, including solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation frequently lead to inconsistent field performance. To improve resistance to UV damage, we used Agrobacterium-mediated transformation to engineer B. bassiana with an exogenous tyrosinase gene. The results showed that the mitotically stable transformants produced larger… CONTINUE READING

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