Daniel Holley

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Evolution of resistance by pests is the main threat to long-term insect control by transgenic crops that produce Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins. Because inheritance of resistance to the Bt toxins in transgenic crops is typically recessive, DNA-based screening for resistance alleles in heterozygotes is potentially much more efficient than detection of(More)
Fitness costs associated with insect resistance to transgenic crops producing toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) reduce the fitness on non-Bt refuge plants of resistant individuals relative to susceptible individuals. Because costs may vary among host plants, choosing refuge cultivars that increase the dominance or magnitude of costs could help to(More)
A modified, double-antibody, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed to detect the K99 pilus antigen of enterotoxic Escherichia coli (ETEC) in feces of calves. Extremely high positive to negative ratios (greater than 200) were obtained by using monoclonal antisera as the primary antibody. Strong positive reactions were obtained with strains(More)
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