Role of Recombinant DNA Technology to Improve the Efficacy of Microbial Insecticides

Azizoğlu U., Karabörklü S.

in: Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management Hydrolytic Enzyme & Secondary Metabolite, Md. Aslam Khan,Wasim Ahmad, Editor, Springer Nature, Geneve, pp.152-189, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • City: Geneve
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-189
  • Editors: Md. Aslam Khan,Wasim Ahmad, Editor
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


Recombinant technology has great potential for use in the development of new microbial insecticides to control insect pests. Recombinant DNA technology is a biotechnological process that allows the manipulation of DNA to achieve practical benefits. In fact, recombinant DNA technology is synonymous with genetic modification (GM) because the genes of an organism are changed during the process and its DNA is recombined. Genetically engineered microbial insecticides have many advantages compared with natural microbial insecticides, such as their higher efficacy, lower insect resistance and lower spraying requirements. In addition, they can decrease the amount of chemicals used by farmers for pest control. In this chapter, we address some concepts that demonstrate the important roles of recombinant DNA technology in enhancing the efficacy of microbial insecticides.