Breakthrough on risk assessment of pest's resistance to Bt cotton
May. 30, 2011
Wu suggested the strategy of nature shelter by small-scale-farming where farmers plant corn, wheat, soybean, peanut and other crops. By discovering the mechanism of pest resistance to Bt cotton, the team was able to establish an early warning and monitoring technology system by which people can detect and monitor pest resistance at different levels - gene, individual, and population. The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of China is now making use of Wu's findings in biosafety assessment, management and monitoring of commercialized Bt cotton.
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