RNA interference (RNAi) involves a natural mechanism of gene regulation and an antiviral defense system in eukaryotic cells, resulting in sequence‐specific degradation of RNAs. Recent studies demonstrated the feasibility of using RNAi‐based strategies to reduce insect pests or increase the health of beneficial insects. This technology permits the development of strategies to control a single insect species, with possibly no negative effects on non‐target species, like honey bees or parasitoids. Focus…
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