Introduction of new traits into cotton through genetic engineering: insect resistance as example

@article{Pannetier2004IntroductionON,
  title={Introduction of new traits into cotton through genetic engineering: insect resistance as example},
  author={C. Pannetier and Marc Giband and Philippe Couzi and V LE TAN and Marianne Mazier and Jacques Tourneur and Bernard Hau},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2004},
  volume={96},
  pages={163-166}
}
The main goal of gene transfer into cotton is the development of insect-resistant varieties. The stakes are important since cotton protection against insects uses almost 24% of the world's chemical insecticides market, which is not without consequences on the environment. The first approach was to introduce and express in the cotton genome, genes from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) which produces entomopathogenic toxins. The development of an efficient Agrobacterium tumefaciens… 
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