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Int J Med Microbiol. 2000 Oct;290(4-5):463-9.

Bacillus thuringiensis and its use in transgenic insect control technologies.

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Aventis CropScience NV, Gent, Belgium. Jeroen.Vanrie@aventis.com

Abstract

The insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is mainly due to the production of crystals containing insecticidal crystal proteins (ICPs). These proteins are very selectively active against certain insect species, including some agronomically important pest species. Some ICP genes have been used for bioengineered crop protection, resulting in transgenic crop plants with excellent insect protection.

PMID:
11111927
DOI:
10.1016/S1438-4221(00)80066-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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