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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Towards RNAi-mediated pest mite management: Ingestion, cellular uptake, and intracellular processing of long dsRNAs

Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nakacho 2-24-16, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nakacho 2-24-16, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nakacho 2-24-16, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nakacho 2-24-16, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nakacho 2-24-16, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Dicer midgut pesticides stylets Tetranychus urticae

Abstract

Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) as a trigger of RNAi-mediated sequence-specific gene silencing is a promising next-generation pesticide that could enable selective pest control ultimately at the species level. The discovery that orally administrated dsRNA induces RNAi in the two-spotted mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae), has led to a dramatic increase in research toward the development of RNAi-based biopesticides for spider mites.

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