Advance towards Host Mediated RNA Interference Insect Pest Management

Jaba, J and Sharma, P (2017) Advance towards Host Mediated RNA Interference Insect Pest Management. Advances in Biotechnology & Microbiology, 5 (4). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2474-7637

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Gene suppression via RNA interference (RNAi) provides an alternative strategy for insect pest management. Insect pests cost billions of dollars in the form of crop losses and insecticides, and farmers face an ever-present threat of insecticide resistance, fueling a continual search for alternative pest-control strategies. Of late, novel insect pest management strategies like transgenic plants expressing insecticidal crystal protein genes from the soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) are effective in managing the insect pests that belong to Lepidoptera and Coleoptera. But success of the above technology is threatened by accelerated development of resistance, which is also true with chemical insecticides. Therefore, there is a need for identifying some additional effective pest management strategies, which could also augment integrated pest management (IPM). In this scenario, RNA interference (RNAi) offers a great deal of hope in successful mitigation of various insect pests. This review will feature late endeavors to comprehend the boundaries to RNA conveyance in headstrong insect species, depict late advances in the commercial development of insect -protected crops and biological insecticides using RNAi, and talk about this methodology with regards to an integrated pest management approach.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: RNAi; Pest control; IPM; Biotechnology; RNA Interference; Insect Pest Management
Subjects: Others > Pest Management
Others > Plant Disease
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 04:55
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