Transformation of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) with serine-type proteinase inhibitors (Pls) offer a new strategy for developing host resistance against sweetpotato weevil (Cyclas spp.), the major threat to sweetpotato worldwide. This paper describes the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of sweetpotato with a soybean kunitz trypsin inhibitor (SKTI-4) cDNA clone and the analysis of recombinant SBTI produced in sweetpotato cells against trypsin and sweetpotato leaf proteinases.
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Authors: G.Cipriani, D.Michaud, F.Brunelle, A.Golmirzaie, D.P.Zhang
Subject: Weevil resistance through biotechnology
Publication Date: 1998
Publisher: International Potato Center
HOW TO CITE
G.Cipriani, D.Michaud, F.Brunelle, A.Golmirzaie, & D.P.Zhang. (1999). Expression of Soybean Proteinase Inhibitor in Sweetpotato. In I. P. Center (Ed.), Impact on a Changing World. International Potato Center. Program Report 1997-1998 (pp. 271-277). Lima: International Potato Center.