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Transgenic cotton in China under ecosystem disruption

Economic analysis of chemical pesticide use has shown that the interactions between plants, pests, damage control technology and state of the ecosystem are important variables to be considered. Hence, a bio-economic model was developed for the assessment of Bt variety and pesticide-based control strategies of the cotton–bollworm in China. The model simulates plant growth, the … Continue reading Transgenic cotton in China under ecosystem disruption

Bt cotton

Transgenic cotton expressing the genes for the production of protoxin of the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is used to control lepidopterous pests. Among the most successful applications is for control pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella Saunders (i.e. PBW)) in irrigated cotton of the southwestern United States. A major threat to this technology is the development of … Continue reading Bt cotton