Genetic applications in insects

Abstract :

Genetic and molecular studies on insects, which constitute the most crowded living group in the world, have increased considerably in recent years. These studies on insects have led to new research and application areas, making it possible to use genetically modified insects in different ways with alternative methods. Modern biotechnology techniques that enable transferring genes from another living species to a living species or interfering with the existing genetic structure and providing new genetic characteristics are called gene technology. By using this technology, organisms with new features that cannot be obtained by natural processes are obtained and these are called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Gene transfer in insects is used in the fight against insects that bring to plants and affect the harvest, and to eradicate a certain type of insect such as the olive fly, which harms humans or olive trees. In addition, gene transfer is also used in the development of industry and technology, from bees and in the genetic modification of silkworms.


Keyword :

Genetic applications, insects


Author(s) : Taştan, H., Tazegül, F. E., Alaca, C.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 2


2022 Vol. 17 Number 2