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Kripa Ram Koundal ;Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 2002, 5 1

Author: Paulraj K. Lawrence

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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology E-ISSN: 0717-3458 edbiotec@ucv.cl Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile Lawrence, Paulraj K.; Ram Koundal, Kripa Plant protease inhibitors in control of phytophagous insects Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, vol.
5, núm.
1, abril, 2002, pp.
93-109 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Valparaíso, Chile Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=173314705014 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative EJB Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458 © 2002 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile Vol.5 No.1, Issue of April 15, 2002 Received August 20, 2001 - Accepted April 1, 2002 REVIEW ARTICLE Plant protease inhibitors in control of phytophagous insects Paulraj K.
Lawrence* Department of Biological Sciences Texas Tech University Box No 43131 Lubbock, TX 79409-3131, USA Tel: 806 742 2740 Fax: 806 742 2963 E-mail: p.k.lawrence@ttu.edu Kripa Ram Koundal National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology Indian Agricultural Research Institute PUSA, New Delhi, India-110012, India Tel: 91 011 5711554 Fax: 91 011 5766420 E-mail: krk_pbio@iari.ernet.in Keywords: crop pests, protease inhibitors, transgenic plants. Plant proteinase inhibitors (PIs) have been well established to play a potent defensive role against predators and pathogens.
Although diverse endogenous functions for these proteins has been proposed, ranging from regulators of endogenous proteinases to act as storage proteins, evidence for many of these roles is partial, or confined to isolated examples.
On the other hand, many PIs have been shown to act as defensive compounds against pests by direct assay or by expression in transgenic crop plants, and a body of evidence for th...





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