Field-Evolved Insect Resistance to Bt Crops: Definition, Theory, and Data

@inproceedings{Tabashnik2009FieldEvolvedIR,
  title={Field-Evolved Insect Resistance to Bt Crops: Definition, Theory, and Data},
  author={Bruce E. Tabashnik and J. B.J. van Rensburg and Yves Carri{\`e}re},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2009}
}
ABSTRACT Transgenic crops producing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins for insect pest control have been successful, but their efficacy is reduced when pests evolve resistance. [...] Key Method We also analyze resistance monitoring data from five continents reported in 41 studies that evaluate responses of field populations of 11 lepidopteran pests to four Bt toxins produced by Bt corn and cotton. After more than a decade since initial commercialization of Bt crops, most target pest populations remain…Expand
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