Gene flow in the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis: implications for the sustainability of transgenic insecticidal maize

@article{Bourguet2000GeneFI,
  title={Gene flow in the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis: implications for the sustainability of transgenic insecticidal maize},
  author={Denis Bourguet and Marie-Thérèse Bethenod and Nicole Pasteur and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Viard},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267},
  pages={117 - 122}
}
Strategies proposed for delaying resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins expressed by transgenic maize require intense gene flow between individuals that grew on transgenic and on normal (referred to as refuges) plants. To investigate gene flow in the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner), the genetic variability at 29 sampled sites from France was studied by comparing allozyme frequencies at six polymorphic loci. Almost no deviations from Hardy Weinberg expectations occurred… 

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