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Transgenic insects: techniques and applications


Insect transgenesis promises improvements in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and public health. Many important insects can now be routinely transformed with effectors that have useful applications. Agriculture presents the largest market for transgenic insects and has a foundational history of success with sterile insect technique for control of pests including Mediterranean fruit flies and screwworms. Biotechnology will contribute superior markers, suppressible sterility and sex-conversion. Public health is also seeing transgenic mosquitoes developed which suppress natural populations and are incapable of transmitting disease. Experts in the field will contribute their insights into the latest technology and its applications. Authors will also consider the larger risks, social and economic aspects of transgenic insects whose value must be proven in political, regulatory and public acceptance arenas.

Chapters

Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • D. A. O'Brochta,
  • K. George,
  • Xu HanFu Xu HanFu
Pages:
1-17
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • D. A. O'Brochta,
  • K. George,
  • Xu HanFu Xu HanFu
Pages:
18-28
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • A. M. Hammond,
  • T. Nolan
Pages:
29-50
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • P. Eggleston,
  • J. M. Meredith
Pages:
51-65
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • R. S. Lees,
  • R. D'Amato,
  • M. Q. Benedict
Pages:
66-82
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • P. A. Papathanos,
  • N. Windbichler,
  • O. S. Akbari
Pages:
83-100
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • L. Alphey,
  • M. Koukidou,
  • N. I. Morrison
Pages:
101-116
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • A. M. Handler,
  • M. F. Schetelig
Pages:
117-137
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • H. Sezutsu,
  • T. Tamura
Pages:
138-151
Chapter 29 October 2014
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • M. A. Riehle,
  • S. Luckhart
Pages:
168-187
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • P. Gabrieli,
  • E. Marois,
  • F. Catteruccia
Pages:
188-207
Chapter 29 October 2014
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • G. Favia
Pages:
227-238
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • I. Hurwitz,
  • N. Klein,
  • A. P. Forshaw,
  • R. V. Durvasula
Pages:
239-249
Chapter 29 October 2014
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • N. Alphey,
  • M. B. Bonsall
Pages:
263-282
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • M. M. Quinlan
Pages:
283-305
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • J. D. Mumford,
  • L. R. Carrasco
Pages:
306-318
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • C. Beech,
  • T. Miller
Pages:
319-335
Chapter 29 October 2014
Authors:
  • K. F. King,
  • P. Kolopack,
  • L. Zahabi-Bekdash,
  • J. V. Lavery
Pages:
336-345
Chapter 29 October 2014