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Studies were carried out to determine if susceptibility of the cereal aphid Metopolophium dirhodum to the fungus Pandora neoaphidis was affected by wheat expressing snowdrop lectin (GNA). Aphid infection did not differ significantly between the transgenic GNA and non-transformed lines (91 and 82%, respectively). Fecundity also did not differ between aphids on the two lines, and was ca. 18 nymphs adult-1. Time to infection was ca. 5 days for M. dirhodum on both lines in two of three assays. Our results indicate that wheat expressing GNA would not compromise the efficacy of P. neoaphidis as a biocontrol agent. © Springer 2005.
Author(s): Shah PA, Gatehouse AMR, Clark SJ, Pell JK
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Transgenic Research
Print publication date: 01/08/2005
ISSN (print): 0962-8819
ISSN (electronic): 1573-9368
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
PubMed id: 16201413
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