Transgenic Cry1Ab Rice Does Not Impact Ecological Fitness and Predation of a Generalist Spider

  title={Transgenic Cry1Ab Rice Does Not Impact Ecological Fitness and Predation of a Generalist Spider},
  author={Jun-Ce Tian and Yang Chen and Zhao-Liang Li and Kai Li and Mao Chen and Yu-fa Peng and Cui Zhu Hu and Anthony M. Shelton and Gōngy{\'i}n Y{\`e}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND The commercial release of rice genetically engineered to express a Cry1Ab protein from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for control of Lepidoptera in China is a subject of debate. One major point of the debate has focused on the ecological safety of Bt rice on nontarget organisms, especially predators and parasitoids that help control populations of insect pests. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A tritrophic bioassay was conducted to evaluate the potential impact of Cry1Ab-expressing rice… CONTINUE READING
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