Bt Crop Effects on Functional Guilds of Non-Target Arthropods: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Wolfenbarger2008BtCE,
  title={Bt Crop Effects on Functional Guilds of Non-Target Arthropods: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger and Steven E. Naranjo and Jonathan Gary Lundgren and Royce J. Bitzer and Lidia S. Watrud},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={38 - 46}
}
BACKGROUND Uncertainty persists over the environmental effects of genetically-engineered crops that produce the insecticidal Cry proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). We performed meta-analyses on a modified public database to synthesize current knowledge about the effects of Bt cotton, maize and potato on the abundance and interactions of arthropod non-target functional guilds. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We compared the abundance of predators, parasitoids, omnivores, detritivores and… CONTINUE READING