Gary L. Beland

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We introduced a synthetic gene encoding a truncated version of the CryIA(b) protein derived from Bacillus thuringiensis into immature embryos of an elite line of maize using microprojectile bombardment. This gene was expressed using either the CaMV 35S promoter or a combination of two tissue specific promoters derived from maize. High levels of CryIA(b)(More)
A search for insect growth inhibitors in methanol extracts of soybean leaves resulted in isolation of pinitol. Pinitol caused a 50% reduction in weight gain (ED50) ofHeliothis zea larvae at about 0.7% when added to a synthetic diet. Although myo-inositol is a normal component of the insect diet, it also caused growth inhibition at higher concentrations;(More)
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