Transgenic tobacco transformed with the Trichopusia ni granulovirus Enhancin gene affects insect development

Tohru Hayakawa, Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Masashi Mori, Masanori Kaido, Eiichi Shimojo, Iwao Furusawa, Robert R. Granados

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Transgenic tobacco transformed with the Trichoplusia ni granulovirus enhancin gene has been demonstrated to enhance baculovirus infection in larvae. In this paper we describe the effect of the long-term feeding of lyophilized transgenic tobacco material to Pseudaletia separata and Spodoptera exigua larvae. Our results demonstrated that the baculovirus enhancin gene products have potential for use in insect pest management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalBiocontrol Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Enhancin
  • Insect development
  • Transgenic plant
  • Trichoplusia ni granulovirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Insect Science

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