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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (510) Last page : (516)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5966

RNAi: A Promising Approach for Insect Management

Amit Pippal1*, Nabin Bhusal2, Mahavir1 and Mukesh R. Jangra1
1Department of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics,
2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana) India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: amitpippal@gmail.com
Received: 3.11.2017  |  Revised: 30.11.2017   |  Accepted: 5.12.2017  


RNA interference (RNAi) in insects is a gene regulatory process that plays a vital role in the maintenance and in the regulation of host defenses against invading viruses. RNAi is the sequence-specific suppression of gene expression, offers great opportunities for insect science, especially to analyze gene function, manage pest populations and reduce disease pathogens.RNA interference (RNAi) is a highly conserved gene regulatory mechanism that controls the expression of genes at post transcriptional level. The efficacy of RNAi varies among different insect orders and it also depends upon various factors, such as target gene selection, method of dsRNAs delivery, expression of dsRNAs and presence of off-target effects.

Key words: RNAi, dsRNA

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Cite this article: Pippal, A., Bhusal, N., Mahavir and Jangra, M.R., RNAi: A Promising Approach for Insect Management, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 510-516 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5966