The next generation of insecticides: dsRNA is stable as a foliar-applied insecticide.

@article{Miguel2016TheNG,
  title={The next generation of insecticides: dsRNA is stable as a foliar-applied insecticide.},
  author={Keri San Miguel and Jeffrey G Scott},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2016},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={801-9}
}
BACKGROUND RNAi is a powerful tool used to study gene function. It also has been hypothesized to be a promising new method for control of insect pests on crops, although the perceived instability of dsRNA in the environment has constrained thinking about the options for this new type of pest control. RESULTS We confirmed that foliar application of Colorado potato beetle dsRNA actin is highly effective for control, demonstrated that treatment with actin-dsRNA protects potato plants for at… CONTINUE READING
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