Insect Transgenesis: Methods and Applications
Edited by Alfred Handler, Anthony James
Hardback 424pp ISBN 9780849320286
- Addresses recent successes in insect transgenesis so that other researchers may utilize this information for
use in their work with insects
- Presents existing methodologies for insect transgenesis with a focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of
gene transfer methods
- Considers the regulatory concerns and requirements for the release of transgenic insects
- Detailed color photos of insect markers include pigmented eyes and green fluorescent protein expression in
- Provides dozens of useful tables and appendices throughout
Imagine scientists controlling the transmission of certain diseases through the genetic
modification of mosquitoes. Eradicating harmful insects without the use of pesticides.
Or increasing the fertility of some insects who in turn eat harmful arthropods or even a
plant pathogen. Those are just a few of the real-world applications of insect transgenesis,
which offers substantial benefits to humankind-whether it be in improving agricultural
productivity or reducing the spread of insect-vectored diseases.
Insect Transgenesis: Methods and Applications is the first publication to describe
in a comprehensive manner the various methodologies available, possible applications,
and the risk assessment and regulatory issues involved in this fascinating area of research.
Divided into several areas of interest, the book starts with an overview of the history
and methodology of insect gene transfer. The book then examines gene targeting by
homologous recombination and recombination systems, and systems for transgenic
selection, including visible eye color markers, chemical resistance, and fluorescent proteins.
Other sections consider the use of various vector systems to integrate DNA into a host
genome or to express foreign genes in a host organism.
The work concludes with strategies for the use of transgenic insects, including
examples for agricultural pests and vectors of disease. Of particular interest are the
final chapters that discuss risk assessment considerations and governmental regulatory
procedures for the transport and release of transgenic insects.
An Introduction to the History and Methodology of Insect Gene Transfer - A.M. Handler
Targeted Transformation of the Insect Genome - P. Eggleston and Y. Zhao
Site-specific Recombination for the Genetic Manipulation of Transgenic Insects - Y.S. Rong and K.G. Golic
Eye Color Genes for Selection of Transgenic Insects - A. Sarkar and F.H. Collins
Green Fluorecent Protein (GFP) as a Marker for Transgenic Insects - S. Higgs and D. Lewis
Resistance Genes as Candidates for Insect Transgenesis - R. ffrench-Constant and M. Benedict
Pantropic Retroviral Vectors for Insect Gene Transfer - J.C. Burns
Densonucleosis Virus as Transducing Vectors for Insects - J.C. Carlson, B. Afanasiev, and E. Suchman
Sindbis Virus Expression Systems in Mosquitoes: Background, Methods and Applications - K.E. Olson
Retrotransposons and Retroviruses in Insect Genomes - C. Terzian, A. Pélisson, and A. Bucheton
Polydnaviruses and Insect Transgenic Research - B.A. Webb
Transposable Element Vectors
Hermes and Other hAT Elements as Gene Vectors in Insects - P.W. Atkinson and D.A. O'Brochta
Genetic Engineering of Insects with mariner Transposons - D.J. Lampe, K.K.O. Walden, J.M. Sherwood, and H.M. Robertson
The TTAA-specific Family of Transposable Elements: Identification, Functional Characterization, and Utility for Transformation of Insects - M.J. Fraser
Wolbachia as a Vehicle to Modify Insect Populations - S.P. Sinkins and S.L. O'Neill
Bacterial Symbiont Transformation in Chagas Disease Vectors - C.B. Beard, R.V. Durvasula and F.F. Richards
Strategies, Risk Assessment and Regulation
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