Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

10-16-2001

Abstract

This invention includes the characterization of the major salivary protein or enzyme of the corn earworm Helicoverpa zea for triggering resistance to bacterial blight and frogeye leaf spot in soybeans and for triggering resistance to insects in tomatoes. The invention includes an enzyme or a novel protein secreted from the salivary glands of certain insects including the saliva of species belonging to the order Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera.

Department

Entomology; Horticulture

Patent Number

US6303326

Application Filed

12-3-1998

Assignee

University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Gary W. Felton, Department of Entomology; Jianlong Bi, Department of Entomology; John B. Murphy, Department of Horticulture

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