The end of a myth—Bt (Cry1Ab) maize does not harm green lacewings

Abstract

A concern with Bt-transgenic insect-resistant plants is their potential to harm non-target organisms. Early studies reported that Cry1Ab-producing Bt maize and purified Cry1Ab harmed larvae of the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea. Although these effects could not be confirmed in subsequent studies, some authors still refer to them as evidence that Bt… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00391

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