aphid

Feed or Inject dsRNA in Aphids – It Depends

RNAi-based gene silencing has been reported but it has been problematic. The authors’ direct comparison of injection and feeding of dsRNA targeting the cathepsin-L gene in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Single aphids were analyzed at the level of five […]

Aphid Genetics

Reverse genetics has become a particularly popular approach to the genetic analysis of insects because of the widespread  applicability of gene silencing technologies like the injection or feeding of dsRNA.  While a relatively blunt tool, dsRNA injection has been used […]