Biotechnology and Insects

Bryony C. Bonning

Iowa State University

Biotechnology can be broadly defined to include all practical uses of living organisms. As such, biotechnology has been practiced since the beginning of recorded history through endeavors such as fermentation of microorganisms for production of beer, selective breeding of crops, beekeeping for the production of honey, and maintenance of silkworms for the production of silk. Laboratory techniques developed within the last 20 years that enable transfer of genes from one organism to another have resulted in tremendous scientific and commercial interest and investment in biotechnology. The word "biotechnology" is now commonly used to refer to manipulation of organisms at the molecular level. This article reviews insect-derived tools used for biotechnological research and the use of recombinant DNA technology for management of insect pests and insect-borne disease.

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