Welcome To Website IAS

Hot news

Independence Award

- First Rank - Second Rank - Third Rank

Labour Award

- First Rank - Second Rank -Third Rank

National Award

 - Study on food stuff for animal(2005)

 - Study on rice breeding for export and domestic consumption(2005)


- Hybrid Maize by Single Cross V2002 (2003)

- Tomato Grafting to Manage Ralstonia Disease(2005)

- Cassava variety KM140(2010)

Website links
Vietnamese calendar
Visitors summary
 Curently online :  5
 Total visitors :  7427169

Uruguay Considers Gene Drives to Combat Screwworms
Friday, 2024/02/23 | 08:15:43

Uruguay has been battling with the New World screwworm infestations for several decades. Screwworm fly larvae, hatched from eggs laid by the female, burrow into cattle flesh, causing fatal wounds if left untreated. Thus, the pest poses a risk to agriculture and the economy.


To address this concern, National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) experts designed a gene drive to boost the spread of a gene or group of genes in a population. This method is based on CRISPR gene editing and enables the control and eradication of pest species by hijacking the genes that impact their fertility and survival. Uruguay plans to use this technique to eradicate screwworm populations. MIT Technology Review reports that the research team from INIA has been granted permission by the government in 2020 to conduct efficacy trials.


Other control methods for screwworms include the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), which involves the release of sterile males to impact breeding and decrease population. However, this method is costly and must be repeated endlessly. Compared to SIT, gene drives are more sustainable and cheaper.


Read more from Interesting Engineering and MIT Technology Review.

See https://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=20670


Back      Print      View: 50

[ Other News ]___________________________________________________
  • Egypt Holds Workshop on New Biotech Applications
  • UN Agencies Urge Transformation of Food Systems
  • Taiwan strongly supports management of brown planthopper—a major threat to rice production
  • IRRI Director General enjoins ASEAN states to invest in science for global food security
  • Rabies: Educate, vaccinate and eliminate
  • “As a wife I will help, manage, and love”: The value of qualitative research in understanding land tenure and gender in Ghana
  • CIP Director General Wells Reflects on CIP’s 45th Anniversary
  • Setting the record straight on oil palm and peat in SE Asia
  • Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that
  • Researchers Modify Yeast to Show How Plants Respond to Auxin
  • GM Maize MIR162 Harvested in Large Scale Field Trial in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam
  • Conference Tackles Legal Obligations and Compensation on Biosafety Regulations in Vietnam
  • Iloilo Stakeholders Informed about New Biosafety Regulations in PH
  • Global wheat and rice harvests poised to set new record
  • GM Maize Harvested in Vietnam Field Trial Sites
  • New label for mountain products puts premium on biological and cultural diversity
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
  • Shalabh Dixit: The link between rice genes and rice farmers
  • People need affordable food, but prices must provide decent livelihoods for small-scale family farmers
  • GM Seeds Market Growth to Increase through 2020 Due to Rise in Biofuels Use


Designed & Powered by WEBSO CO.,LTD