Journal article

Assessing the Susceptibility of Cruciferous Lepidoptera to Cry1Ba2 and Cry1Ca4 for Future Transgenic Cruciferous Vegetables

AM Shelton, GT Gujar, M Chen, A Rauf, R Srinivasan, V Kalia, A Mittal, A Kumari, K Ramesh, R Borkakatti, JZ Zhao, N Endersby, D Russell, YD Wu, B Uijtewaal

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

Advances in transgenic plants expressing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal gene(s) offer a promising alternative to traditional insecticides for control of lepidopteran pests on important cruciferous vegetable crops such as cabbage and cauliflower. A public-private partnership, the Collaboration on Insect Management for Brassicas in Asia and Africa (CIMBAA), was formed in 2005 with the goal of developing dual-gene Bt cauliflower and cabbage, initially for India, to replace the use of broad spectrum, traditional insecticides. As a first step in this effort, the major lepidopteran pests of cruciferous vegetable crops [Plutella xylostella (L.), Pieris rapae (L.), Pieris brassicae (L.), C..

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