Bioengineering and Life Sciences | Review | Published 2018

The Cotton-Insect Interactive Transcriptome Molecular Elements Involved in Plant-Insect Interactions

Keywords: transcriptome, insect, Gossypium

Abstract

Insects are the most diverse and adapted species of animals on our planet. Insects can live in all habitats of the earth, from the ocean floor to the peak of a mountain (Imms 1964) and play a significant role in plant and animal life. Insects have been classified as predators, anti-biological insect- pests, pollinators or producers of valuable products (Offor et al. 2014). In addition, they are used for pharmacological purposes such as anti-venoms or antibodies (Moreno and Giralt 2015). Among all known insects, only fifty percent of them are pests, but a significant few pose a serious threat to agriculture and food security (Offor et al. 2014).

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