|Title: PiggyBac Transposon-Based Genetic Transformation System for Insects|
US Patent Office Full Record
Agricultural Research Service
June 19, 2000
The invention is directed to nucleic acid and amino acid sequences for transformation constructs containing piggyBac transposable elements. These constructs allow for the precise excision and insertion of heterologous DNA into a host cell. The invention could be used to genetically modify organisms such as; for example, insect pests by rendering these pests sterile or susceptible to certain controls or beneficial insects to make them pesticide resistant.
insect control, nucleic acids, genes, DNA/RNA, organisms, genetic engineering, biological control, sterile, environment, insecticide, integrated pest management, transposable elements, piggyBac
*CIP Patent Application 08/844,274, filed April 28, 1997.