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A newly discovered genetic mechanism underlying insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton has global implications for pest management
Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds.
Two new studies have found that some genetically modified Bt crops have little or no effect on non-targeted insects and nematode worms.
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest , have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to Penn State researchers. The decline suggests that the use of genetically modified, ECB-resistant corn hybrids -- an expensive, yet effective, solution that has been widely adopted by farmers -- may now be unnecessary in some areas.
Corn that contains proteins that protect it from insect damage has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s.
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Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), led by Dr. Lee Bulla, have demonstrated for the first time the selective cytotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis Cry4B toxin is mediated by BT-R3.
A benign crystal protein, produced naturally by bacteria and used as an organic pesticide, could be a safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans and provide effective relief to over a billion people around the world.
Gypsy Moth is staging a comeback.
A new study has attempted to figure out why pests became resistant so quickly to plants bioengineered with the insecticidal protein Bt in some cases but not others.
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