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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cytokinin gene (ipt) mediated insect resistance
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Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory - Research
CYTOKININ GENE INDUCED INSECT RESISTANCE

The cytokinin gene (ipt) mediated insect resistance has been shown to effectively enhance the resistance of transgenic plants to a number of insects. Leaf extracts prepared from resistant transgenic plants killed sugarbeet root maggot larvae.


Last Modified: 10/1/2008
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