Fusion Proteins as a Resistance Factor against Insect Pests

Authors

  • Marri Keerthana Dept. of Entomology, PG College of Agriculture, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar (848 125), India
  • Arindam Pal Dept. of Entomology, PG College of Agriculture, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar (848 125), India
  • M.S. Sai Reddy Dept. of Entomology, PG College of Agriculture, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar (848 125), India

Keywords:

Fusion proteins, Insect-resistant crops, Insecticidal proteins, Resistance

Abstract

The development of insect-resistant crops has been a significant challenge in agriculture. Fusion proteins technology, a promising approach, combines the properties of different proteins to confer resistance against insect pests. These fusion proteins are engineered by fusing genes from different sources, such as Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), scorpion toxin-based, spider venom-based and other insecticidal proteins. The resulting fusion proteins exhibit enhanced insecticidal activity, broader insect target range and improved stability compared to individual proteins. Moreover, they can overcome the development of resistance in insect populations, a major concern with conventional insect-resistant crops. Fusion proteins have shown promising results in various crop systems against lepidopteran, coleopteran and hemipteran pests. However, optimizing their expression, stability and bio-safety requires further research for sustainable insect pest management.

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Published

2024-06-12

How to Cite

[1]
Keerthana, M. et al. 2024. Fusion Proteins as a Resistance Factor against Insect Pests. Biotica Research Today. 6, 6 (Jun. 2024), 324–326.

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