Pavan kumar

RNAi as an insecticide.

standard Insecticidal miRNA: Alternative to dsRNA and siRNA

RNA interference (RNAi) technology has been widely proposed to control insect pests by targeting their vital genes. Small interfering RNA (siRNA)-assisted RNAi has been reported in several previous studies. However, Agrawal et al 2015 report microRNA-assisted plant-mediated RNAi to control […]

standard Plastid Mediated RNAi: A Novel Insecticidal Tool

Recently, Zhang et al demonstrated a robust and promising way of controlling the devastating solanaceous crops insect pest, Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata; CPB), using a modified strategy for delivering plant mediated RNAi. Increasing insect herbivores’ resistance to plant defense mechanisms […]