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Monsanto Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Announces Grant - Growing North Carolina

Monsanto Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Announces Grant - Growing North Carolina | Insects, Pest & Beneficial | Scoop.it
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Entomologist, Dr. Marcé Lorenzen, of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NC State University, is one of six scientists awarded grants for corn rootworm knowledge research. Dr. Lorenzen will use the grant to develop methods to produce transgenic western corn rootworm and create strains that will enable researchers around the world to perform genome-wide mutagenesis in western corn rootworm by simply crossing two strains.

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Biotech has made India net exporter of cotton, says expert - NY Daily News

Biotech has made India net exporter of cotton, says expert - NY Daily News | Insects, Pest & Beneficial | Scoop.it
Bangalore, Feb 4 — Biotechnology has made India a net exporter of BT Cotton from being an importer, with production nearly doubling to 510 kg per hectare from 225 kg over a decade ago, an industry player said Monday.
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The GMO cotton expresses the entomopathogenic toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis, which makes the crop resistant to certain insect pests. Read more about the lively biotech industry in India.

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