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Evolution Fights Back Bioengineered Crops
2013-06-11 09:04:31

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.

More Acreage Needed To Slow Pest Resistance To Biotech Corn
2012-06-05 09:29:21

To slow resistance of western corn rootworm beetles to genetically protected crops, much larger 'refuge' acreages of conventional crops have to be planted, 2 experts warn in a paper published in the Journal of Economic Ecology

Image 1 - Smarter Toxins Help Crops Fight Resistant Pests
2011-10-10 04:33:47

A slight change in molecular structure introduced by genetic engineering gives crop-protecting proteins called Bt toxins a new edge in overcoming resistance of certain pests, a UA-led team of researchers reports in Nature Biotechnology.

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2010-11-08 07:55:42

Combining pest-resistant cotton with the controlled release of sterile pink bollworm moths, a UA-led initiative has virtually rid Arizona of one the world's most damaging cotton pests.

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2008-04-24 13:50:00

Biologists call for making available more detailed maps of the locations of biotech crops.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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