Field Performance of Transgenic Tomato Plants Expressing the Bacillus Thuringiensis Var. Kurstaki Insect Control Protein

@article{Delannay1989FieldPO,
  title={Field Performance of Transgenic Tomato Plants Expressing the Bacillus Thuringiensis Var. Kurstaki Insect Control Protein},
  author={X. Delannay and B. J. LaVallee and Robert K. Proksch and R. Fuchs and S. R. Sims and J. Greenplate and P. Marrone and R. B. Dodson and J. J. Augustine and J. Layton and D. Fischhoff},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={1989},
  volume={7},
  pages={1265-1269}
}
  • X. Delannay, B. J. LaVallee, +8 authors D. Fischhoff
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Transgenic tomato plants expressing a lepidopteran-specific insect control protein from Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki HD-1 (B.t.k.) were field tested in 1987 and 1988 to evaluate their efficacy under normal field conditions. When infested with eggs of the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta), the transgenic plants showed only very limited feeding damage on the leaves near the inoculated sites soon after the larvae hatched, and sustained no further damage. In contrast, nontransgenic control… CONTINUE READING
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