Transgenic Spodoptera exigua: possibilities for their use

L.J.M. Gerritsen, J.H. Visser, M.A. Jongsma

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    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
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society (NEV)
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherNederlandse Entomologische Vereniging (NEV)
    ISBN (Print)9789071912238
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event13th annual meeting of entomologists in The Netherlands -
    Duration: 15 Aug 200215 Aug 2002


    Conference13th annual meeting of entomologists in The Netherlands


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