Questions in Sustainability

Gene Silencing to Reduce Insecticides in Crops

February 22, 2022

This episode explores RNAi, also called RNA interference and gene silencing.  RNAi is an advanced genetics technique with relevance for many biological applications. Our guest today, Dr. Russell Groves from the University of Wisconsin, provides an outstanding overview of RNAi designed to control insects and to reduce the use of synthetic insecticides.


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Colorado potato beetle, Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series

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