NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Biotechnology (IJBT) >
IJBT Vol.02 [2003] >
IJBT Vol.02(1) [January 2003] >

Title: Plant Insecticidal Proteins and their Potential for Developing Transgenics Resistant to Insect Pests
Authors: Koundal, K R
Rajendran, P
Keywords: Plant proteins/genes
Protease inhibitor
-amylase inhibitor
Issue Date: Jan-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Insects cause heavy damage to cultivated crop plants. Production of proteinaceous inhibitors that interfere with the digestive biochemistry of insect pests is one of the naturally occurring defence mechanisms in plants. These proteins include lectins, arcelins and inhibitors of alpha amylases and proteases of various larvae pests. Use of plant genes encoding effective inhibitors of major digestive enzymes, such as protease and a-amylase inhibitors of the target pest species is emerging as viable approach for the production of pest resistant transgenic crop plants. Therefore, it is important to characterize proteins and their genes from our indigenous crops in order to strengthen and broaden our gene bank for pest control manipulations. The availability of diverse insecticidal proteins and their genes from different plant species will make it easier to use one or more genes in combination to develop resistant crop plants. Eventually, insect resistant transgenic plants will certainly prove more economic than any conventional control strategy if long-term benefit of transgenic crops especially factors such as environmental damage and human health risks are considered.
Page(s): 110-120
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Source:IJBT Vol.02(1) [January 2003]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
IJBT 2(1) 110-120.pdf2.67 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 258 
Recommend this item


Online Submission of Articles |  NISCAIR Website |  National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2015 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 169661 since 01-Sep-2015  Last updated on 30-Jun-2016Webmaster: