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Advances in Insect Control: The Role of Transgenic Plants

Edited By: Nadine B Carrozzi and Michael G Koziel

301 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #59020 | ISBN: 0748404171
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About this book

In 1996 the first crops genetically engineered to control agronomically important pests were registered for commercial sale. This book provides both an update on current technologies used for developing these plants, and an overview of new technologies being tested for developing new genetically engineered plants in the future. Contributors include the leaders in the field from both industry and academia.


Uses of transgenes to increase host plant resistance to insects - opportunities and challenges; insect control with transgenic plants expressing "Bacillus thuringiensis" crystal proteins; the development of a comprehensive resistance management planfor potatoes expressing the Cry3A endotoxin; transgenic maize expressing "Bacillus thuringiensis" isecticidal protein for control of European corn borer; enhancing insect resistance in rice; cholesteral oxidase for the control of boll weevil; vips - novelproteins for control of corn pests; plant lectins as insect control proteins in transgenic plants; transfer of bruchid resistance from the common bean to other starchy grain legumes by genetic engineering with the alpha-amylase inhibitor gene; proteinaseinhibitors and resistance of transgenic plants to insects; chitinases for insect control; the role of peroxidase in host insect defenses; insecticidal compounds induced by regulated overproduction of cytokinins in transgenic plants; genetic engineering ofplant secondary metabolism for insect protection; managing resistance to transgenic crops.

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