Why drought tolerance is not the new Bt

  title={Why drought tolerance is not the new Bt},
  author={Travis J. Lybbert and Adrian R Bell},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
The Green Revolution brought spectacular yield gains to many crops in many parts of the developing world. In the current generation of agricultural researchers, the potential of agricultural biotechnology to produce seed traits that reduce risk—rather than unconditionally increasing yields—generates real excitement. Far and away the most successful such technology involves pest resistance conferred by the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene. The speed of diffusion of this technology has been… CONTINUE READING


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