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GP Dively, PD Venugopal and C Finkenbinder
Abstract
Transgenic corn engineered with genes expressing insecticidal toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) (Bt) are now a major tool in insect pest management. With its widespread use, insect resistance is a major threat to the sustainability of the Bt transgenic technology. For all Bt corn expressing Cry toxins, the high dose requirement for resistance management is not achieved for corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), which is more tolerant to the Bt toxins.
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Biological pest control, Gene expression, Bacteria, Bacillus, Genetically modified food, Transgenic maize, Maize, Bacillus thuringiensis
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