Optimized Scorpion Polypeptide LMX: A Pest Control Protein Effective against Rice Leaf Folder

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Tianpei, Xiuzi; Zhu, Yingguo; Li, Shaoqing;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100232, pmc: PMC4070919
  • Subject: Toxicology | Biotechnology | Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Plant Pests | Medicine | Engineering and Technology | Crops | Rice | Bioengineering | Agriculture | Q | R | Agricultural Biotechnology | Toxic Agents | Agrochemicals | Pesticides | Science | Plant Science | Cereal Crops | Pest Control | Plant Pathology
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Lepidopteran insect pests are the main class of pests causing significant damage to crop plant yields. Insecticidal scorpion peptides exhibit toxicity specific for insects. Here, we report that a peptide LMX, optimized from the insect-specific scorpion neurotoxin LqhIT2... View more
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