Oral RNAi to control Drosophila suzukii: laboratory testing against larval and adult stages

@article{Taning2016OralRT,
  title={Oral RNAi to control Drosophila suzukii: laboratory testing against larval and adult stages},
  author={Clauvis Nji Tizi Taning and Olivier Christiaens and Nick Berkvens and Hans F Casteels and Martine Maes and Guy Smagghe},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={89},
  pages={803-814}
}
The spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is an invasive and serious economic pest to small and stone fruits and its control is difficult. RNA interference (RNAi) or double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-mediated gene silencing is rapidly becoming a widely used functional genomics tool in insects and holds great potential for insect pest control. This study investigates whether RNAi is functional in D. suzukii and whether oral delivery of dsRNA can elicit gene silencing and insecticidal activity… CONTINUE READING

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