Transgenic cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds expressing a bean α-amylase inhibitor 1 confer resistance to storage pests, bruchid beetles

@article{Solleti2008TransgenicC,
  title={Transgenic cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds expressing a bean α-amylase inhibitor 1 confer resistance to storage pests, bruchid beetles},
  author={Siva Kumar Solleti and Souvika Bakshi and Jubilee Purkayastha and Sanjib K. Panda and Lingaraj Sahoo},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={1841-1850}
}
Cowpea is one of the important grain legumes. Storage pests, Callosobruchus maculatus and C. chinensis cause severe damage to the cowpea seeds during storage. We employ a highly efficient Agrobacterium-mediated cowpea transformation method for introduction of the bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) α-amylase inhibitor-1 (αAI-1) gene into a commercially important Indian cowpea cultivar, Pusa Komal and generated fertile transgenic plants. The use of constitutive expression of additional vir genes in… CONTINUE READING