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The present invention provides materials and methods related to causing insect resistance in plants. Specifically, the present invention provides nucleic acid compounds which encode a teratocyte secreted protein (TSP) which is capable of causing inhibition of growth and developmental arrest in Lepidoptera larvae. Cells and plants (including plant parts, seeds, embryos, etc.) comprising the nucleic acid compounds are also within the scope of the present invention. The present invention also provides amino acid compounds encoded by the nucleic acid compounds of the present invention, as well as methods to induce larval developmental arrest, methods to produce the nucleic acid and amino acid compounds, and methods to inhibit crop damage due to Lepidoptera infestation.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Dahlman, Douglas Lee; Webb, Bruce Allen; and Maiti, Indu B., "Materials and Methods Useful to Affect Growth and Development of Lepidoptera Larvae" (2002). Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center Faculty Patents. 7.