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050011: Use of Arginase and/or Threonine Deaminase in Plant Protection against Herbivores

Insect pests are a major cause of damage to the world’s commercially important agricultural crops. Current strategies aimed at reducing crop losses rely primarily on chemical pesticides. Transgenic crops with intrinsic pest resistance offer a potential alternative. Michigan State University’s invention provides an alternative to chemical pesticides...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Gregg Howe, Hui Chen
Keywords(s): Anti-nutritive, Arginase, Insect control, Threonine Deaminase Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture