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Cover for Transgenic insects: techniques and applications.

This book, which is divided into four parts, describes the advances in insect transgenesis. Part 1 deals with germline transformation technology while part 2 focuses on the application of transgenic insects, including plant insect pests and insect vectors (such as mosquitoes). Part 3 shows...

Author(s)
Benedict, M. Q.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transposons for insect transformation.

This chapter provides a brief review of the characteristics and properties of transposable elements that have been shown to be active in insects and upon which various genetic technologies have been assembled, followed by a brief description of those technologies and where they have been applied in ...

Author(s)
O'Brochta, D. A.; George, K.; Xu HanFu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transposon-based technologies for insects.

To illustrate the diverse uses of DNA transposons in insects, this chapter reviews the existing transposon-based technologies and their current ranges of application within insects. These techniques include mutagenesis, germ-line transformation, modular expression systems, cell/genetic ablation,...

Author(s)
O'Brochta, D. A.; George, K.; Xu HanFu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inducible and repressible systems for transgene expression.

This chapter provides an overview of inducible and repressible gene expression, with particular focus on those that have been demonstrated in insects or which merit consideration for further development. It focuses on versatile systems where some externally applied condition can be applied to a...

Author(s)
Lees, R. S.; D'Amato, R.; Benedict, M. Q.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sex-, tissue- and stage-specific transgene expression.

Regulated transgene expression is critical for the development of novel insect control strategies and also for experiments aimed to improve our understanding of insect biology. This chapter describes research aimed at discovering components that regulate sex-, tissue- and stage-specific expression, ...

Author(s)
Hammond, A. M.; Nolan, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Docking systems for site-directed transgene integration.

This paper focuses on the deployment of docking systems in non-drosophilid insects, making reference to work on D. melanogaster where appropriate. Some protocols developed for Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes are presented. The two phases of site-specific transgenesis are explained. In phase 1, a...

Author(s)
Eggleston, P.; Meredith, J. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sex ratio manipulation for insect population control.

The recent developments of molecular genetic engineering and insect transformation have now re-ignited an academic interest to overcome many of the problems that were previously intractable using standard genetic tools. This chapter focuses on the application of contemporary molecular and genetic...

Author(s)
Papathanos, P. A.; Windbichler, N.; Akbari, O. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conditional dominant lethals - RIDL.

This chapter focuses on sterile insect technique (SIT) improvement through the use of conditional dominant lethal genes, which can be used for sterilization and/or sex separation. When these conditional lethal genes are transgenes, i.e. constructed using recombinant DNA methods with at least some...

Author(s)
Alphey, L.; Koukidou, M.; Morrison, N. I.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tephritid fruit fly transgenesis and applications.

This chapter focuses on the first transformation experiments for a particular vector system for tephritid species in which it has been tested. Additional experiments are discussed as they relate to new marker systems and vectors developed for particular applications. These include vector...

Author(s)
Handler, A. M.; Schetelig, M. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silkworm transgenesis and applications.

This chapter focuses on the recent progress, applications and future prospects for transgenic silkworms.

Author(s)
Sezutsu, H.; Tamura, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter

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