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dc.contributor.authorSanahuja Solsona, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorBanakar, Raviraj
dc.contributor.authorTwyman, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorCapell Capell, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-21T11:28:11Z
dc.date.available2016-12-21T11:28:11Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1467-7644
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/58883
dc.description.abstractBacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a soil bacterium that forms spores during the stationary phase of its growth cycle. The spores contain crystals, predominantly comprising one or more Cry and/or Cyt proteins (also known as δ-endotoxins) that have potent and specific insecticidal activity. Different strains of Bt produce different types of toxin, each of which affects a narrow taxonomic group of insects. Therefore, Bt toxins have been used as topical pesticides to protect crops, and more recently the proteins have been expressed in transgenic plants to confer inherent pest resistance. Bt transgenic crops have been overwhelmingly successful and beneficial, leading to higher yields and reducing the use of chemical pesticides and fossil fuels. However, their deployment has attracted some criticism particularly with regard to the potential evolution of pest-resistant insect strains. Here, we review recent progress in the development of Bt technology and the countermeasures that have been introduced to prevent the evolution of resistant insect populations.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch in our laboratory is supported by Ministry of Science and Innovation-MICINN (Grant BFU2007-61413); European Research Council Advanced Grant BIOFORCE; Center Consolider, MICINN, Spain; COST Action FA0804; Associated Unit CAVA; and SmartCell, FP7 Integrated Project.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherWileyca_ES
dc.relationMIECI/PN2004-2007/BFU2007-61413
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00595.xca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofPlant Biotechnology Journal, 2011, vol. 9, núm. 3, p. 283-300ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc (c) Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina et al., 2011ca_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectBacillus thuringiensisca_ES
dc.subjectTropical pesticideca_ES
dc.subjectTransgenic plantsca_ES
dc.subjectToxinca_ES
dc.titleBacillus thuringiensis: a century of research, development and commercial applicationsca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec016241
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00595.x
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/232933
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/222716


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