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CRISPR-Cas Genome Editing for Insect Pest Stress Management in Crop Plants

Version 1 : Received: 23 September 2022 / Approved: 29 September 2022 / Online: 29 September 2022 (07:08:41 CEST)

How to cite: Moon, T.; Maliha, I.J.; Khan, A.A.M.; Chakraborty, M.; Uddin, M.S.; Amin, M.R.; Islam, T. CRISPR-Cas Genome Editing for Insect Pest Stress Management in Crop Plants. Preprints 2022, 2022090454 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202209.0454.v1). Moon, T.; Maliha, I.J.; Khan, A.A.M.; Chakraborty, M.; Uddin, M.S.; Amin, M.R.; Islam, T. CRISPR-Cas Genome Editing for Insect Pest Stress Management in Crop Plants. Preprints 2022, 2022090454 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202209.0454.v1).

Abstract

Global crop yield and food security are being threatened by phytophagous insects. Innovative methods are required to increase agricultural output while reducing reliance on hazardous synthetic insecticides. It appears to be quite effective at reducing production costs and boosting farm profitability to use the ground-breaking CRISPR-Cas technology to create plants that are insect resistant. In contrast, this new technique can modify an insect's genome to either produce gene drive or get beyond an insect's tolerance to various insecticides. This paper reviews and critically discusses the use of CRISPR-Cas genome editing technology in long-term insect pest management. The emphasis of this review is on the prospective uses of the CRISPR-Cas system for insect stress management in crop production by creating genome-edited crops and insects. The potential and difficulties of using CRISPR-Cas technology to reduce pest stress in crop plants are critically examined and discussed.

Keywords

CRISPR-Cas technology; pest management; plant stress resistance; insect resistance

Subject

BIOLOGY, Entomology

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