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Plant-insect interactions: Molecular approaches to insect resistance

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Natalie Ferry, Dr Martin EdwardsORCiD, Professor Angharad MR GatehouseORCiD



Recent advances in our understanding of induced responses in plants and their regulation, brought about by a revolution in molecular biology, have re-focused attention on the potential exploitation of endogenous resistance mechanisms for crop protection. The future goal of crop biotechnology is thus to engineer a durable, multimechanistic resistance to insect pests through an understanding of the diversity of plant responses to insect attack.

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Author(s): Ferry N, Edwards MG, Gatehouse JA, Gatehouse AMR

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Year: 2004

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 155-161

Print publication date: 01/04/2004

ISSN (print): 0958-1669

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0429


DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2004.01.008

PubMed id: 15081055