Potential role of genetic engineering in pest management

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Potential role of genetic engineering in pest management
K Kwon; B J Kim; Kweon Yu; O Y Kwon
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Journal of Life Science, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 955-961
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Genetic engineering, which was started by the E. coli gene manipulation, has led to rapid development in all area of life sciences. Recently, genetic engineering, which is an insertion or a removal technique of a specific gene on chromosomes, has been established and is usefully available in the applied life sciences including medicine and agriculture. In this review, we briefly explain pest management focusing on Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal (RIDL) that is a highly economic and environment- friendly method of biological pest control. Although at present RIDL confronts many difficulties in applying directly in fields, it will be one of the best methods for the pest management in the near future without pesticides and disturbing ecosystem by the continued development of genetic engineering. However, these powerful techniques must be considered with great care to avoid harm to ecosystem.
Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal (RIDL)pest managementGenetic engineering
Korea Soc-Assoc-Inst
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