A primer for using transgenic insecticidal cotton in developing countries

Ann M. Showalter, Shannon Heuberger, Bruce E Tabashnik, Yves Carriere

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Abstract

Many developing countries face the decision of whether to approve the testing and commercial use of insecticidal transgenic cotton and the task of developing adequate regulations for its use. In this review, we outline concepts and provide information to assist farmers, regulators and scientists in making decisions concerning this technology. We address seven critical topics: 1) molecular and breeding techniques used for the development of transgenic cotton cultivars, 2) properties of transgenic cotton cultivars and their efficacy against major insect pests, 3) agronomic performance of transgenic cotton in developing countries, 4) factors affecting transgene expression, 5) impact of gene flow between transgenic and non-transgenic cotton, 6) non-target effects of transgenic cotton, and 7) management of pest resistance to transgenic cotton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number22
JournalJournal of Insect Science
Volume9
StatePublished - Feb 4 2009

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Developing Countries
developing countries
cotton
DNA Shuffling
genetically modified organisms
Pest Control
Gene Flow
Transgenes
Insects
Decision Making
Technology
pest resistance
breeding methods
cultivars
agronomic traits
insect pests
transgenes
decision making
gene flow
farmers

Keywords

  • Agronomic performance
  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Gene flow
  • Non-target effects
  • Pest control
  • Resistance management
  • Transgene expression
  • Transgenic cotton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Medicine(all)

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A primer for using transgenic insecticidal cotton in developing countries. / Showalter, Ann M.; Heuberger, Shannon; Tabashnik, Bruce E; Carriere, Yves.

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