Insect Pest Control Technique Using dsRNA

dsRNA를 이용한 해충방제 기술

  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University)
  • Received : 2017.02.25
  • Accepted : 2017.04.15
  • Published : 2017.06.01


Gene silencing using double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) has been widely used in functional genomics in biological organisms. Its principle stems from RNA interference (RNAi), a post-transcriptional control of gene expression. Suppression of specific gene expression using dsRNA may give significant lethal effect. Insect pest control exploits this molecular process to develop novel insecticides using specific dsRNAs. This review explains core principles of RNAi using dsRNA. Then it illustrates various examples to control insect pests using dsRNAs. It also discusses limitations to control insect pests using dsRNAs. Finally, it provides several breakthroughs to develop dsRNA insecticides.


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