By Bryan B. Bowes
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Plant genetic engineering has revolutionized our skill to supply genetically superior plant forms. a wide component of our significant plants have passed through genetic development by utilizing recombinant DNA recommendations within which microorganisms play an important position. The cross-kingdom move of genes to include novel phenotypes into vegetation has applied microbes at each step-from cloning and characterization of a gene to the construction of a genetically engineered plant.
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5). This response is significantly faster than the wound-induced accumulation of PIs in plants (timescale approx. 48 h), and thus would be able to protect the insect from the plant’s response to wounding, in agreement with the observations of Jongsma et al50 Although these experiments have provided a basis to explain the poor performance of some transgenic crops expressing PIs when attacked by lepidopteran pests, the data leave many questions unanswered. H. armigera is a highly polyphagous pest, which must be able to adapt to a wide range of foodstuffs containing different PIs, and thus may be atypical of insects generally in possessing the capacity to induce a range of proteases with differing sensitivities to inhibitors.
A Colour Atlas of Plant Structure by Bryan B. Bowes