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Record number 347657
Title Transgenic Spodoptera exigua: possibilities for their use
Author(s) Gerritsen, L.J.M.; Visser, J.H.; Jongsma, M.A.
Source In: Proceedings of the section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society (NEV). - Amsterdam : Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging (NEV) - ISBN 907191223X - p. 127 - 129.
Event Amsterdam : Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging (NEV) - ISBN 907191223X 13th annual meeting of entomologists in The Netherlands, 2002-08-15/2002-08-15
Department(s) Biointeracties and Plant Health
PRI Bioscience
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2002
Abstract Transgenic Spodoptera exigua are being developed by microinjection of a piggyBac vector. The vector expresses green fluorescent protein (GFP) under the control of the actin promoter. Forty percent of the first-instar larvae that hatched from the injected eggs were green fluorescent. However, after backcrossing none of the G1 first-instar larvae was fluorescent and a transgenic line could not be established. Several possibilities for the use of transgenic insects are discussed
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