Increased insect resistance in transgenic wheat stably expressing trypsin inhibitor CMe

  title={Increased insect resistance in transgenic wheat stably expressing trypsin inhibitor CMe},
  author={Fredy Altpeter and Isabel D{\'i}az and heather J. MCauslane and Kamel Gaddour and Pilar Carbonero and Indra K. Vasil},
  journal={Molecular Breeding},
Proteinase inhibitors have been proposed to function as plant defence agents against herbivorous pests. We have introduced the barley trypsin inhibitor CMe (BTI-CMe) into wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) by biolistic bombardment of cultured immature embryos. Of the 30 independent transgenic wheat lines selected, 16 expressed BTI-CMe. BTI-CMe was properly transcribed and translated as indicated by northern and western blot, with a level of expression in transgenic wheat seeds up to 1.1% of total… CONTINUE READING


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