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Wheat containing snowdrop lectin (GNA) does not affect infection of the cereal aphid Metopolophium dirhodum by the fungal natural enemy Pandora neoaphidis

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Angharad MR Gatehouse

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Abstract

Studies were carried out to determine if susceptibility of the cereal aphid Metopolophium dirhodum to the fungus Pandora neoaphidis was affected by wheat expressing snowdrop lectin (GNA). Aphid infection did not differ significantly between the transgenic GNA and non-transformed lines (91 and 82%, respectively). Fecundity also did not differ between aphids on the two lines, and was ca. 18 nymphs adult-1. Time to infection was ca. 5 days for M. dirhodum on both lines in two of three assays. Our results indicate that wheat expressing GNA would not compromise the efficacy of P. neoaphidis as a biocontrol agent. © Springer 2005.


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Author(s): Shah PA, Gatehouse AMR, Clark SJ, Pell JK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transgenic Research

Year: 2005

Volume: 14

Issue: 4

Pages: 473-476

Print publication date: 01/08/2005

ISSN (print): 0962-8819

ISSN (electronic): 1573-9368

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11248-005-5877-1

DOI: 10.1007/s11248-005-5877-1

PubMed id: 16201413


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