Khan, A.M., Asfaq, M., Khan, A.A., Naseem, M.T., & Mansoor, S. 2017 Evaluation of potential RNA-interference-target genes to control cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcuidae). Insect Science doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12455.


  • control
  • genetic structure
  • Notes: RNA interference (RNAi) of vital insect genes is a potential tool for targeted pest control. However, selection of the right target genes is a challenge because the RNAi efficacy is known to vary among insect species. We evaluated the RNAi of two vital genes, Bursicon (PsBur) and V-ATPase (PsV-ATPase) as potential targets in Phenacoccus solenopsis for its control.