Fall armyworm in Africa: a guide for integrated pest management
Assessment of risk of insect-resistant transgenic crops to nontarget arthropods
An international initiative is developing a scientifically rigorous approach to evaluate the potential risks to nontarget arthropods posed by insect-resistant, genetically modified (IRGM) crops to provide guidance to regulatory agencies that are currently developing their own NTA risk assessment guidelines for IRGM crops.
A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Crops on Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
The results show that Bt Cry proteins used in genetically modified crops commercialized for control of lepidopteran and coleopteran pests do not negatively affect the survival of either honey bee larvae or adults in laboratory settings.
Recommendations for the design of laboratory studies on non-target arthropods for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants
This paper provides recommendations on experimental design for early-tier laboratory studies used in risk assessments to evaluate potential adverse impacts of arthropod-resistant genetically…
The Impact of Bt Crops on the Developing World
Genetically modified (GM) plants are grown on more than 67 million hectares in 18 countries worldwide. A major trait used in GM crops is plant resistance to insects; this trait is based on several Bt…
Biological effects of plant lectins on the cowpea weevil.
Development of an artificial diet for the western corn rootworm
The Western Corn Rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera (WCR; Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), is a serious pest of maize, causing approximately one billion dollars a year in losses and control costs. The insect…
Uptake, flow, and digestion of casein and green fluorescent protein in the digestive system of Lygus hesperus Knight.
- J. Habibi, S. L. Brandt, J. Huesing
- Biology, MedicineArchives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
- 1 June 2002
Durations of passage and rates of absorption, digestion, and excretion were determined for a digestible protein, a non-digestible protein (casein), a green fluorescent protein, GFP, and aNon-Digestible carbohydrate (dextran) in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight.
Deriving criteria to select arthropod species for laboratory tests to assess the ecological risks from cultivating arthropod-resistant genetically engineered crops.
Marine natural products as prototype agrochemical agents.
- Jiangnan Peng, Xiaoyu Shen, Margaret A. Wideman
- BiologyJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
- 9 April 2003
Several new classes of compounds have been shown to be insecticidal, herbicidal, and fungicidal, which suggests that marine natural products represent an intriguing source for the discovery of new agrochemical agents.