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Bt resistance: characterization and strategies for GM crops producing Bacillus thuringiensis toxins.

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This book focuses on descriptions of the extent of use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops and the emerging problem of resistance, recent progress in elucidating the mechanism of action of Bt toxins and describing the different resistance mechanisms and strategies for coping with resistance in the field. There are four sections. In the first section ('The extent of use of Bt crops and the emerging problem of resistance'), five chapters summarize the successes and failures of this technology both worldwide and in particular countries that have adopted this technology. The second part of the book ('Mechanism of action of Bt toxins and different resistance mechanisms'), containing six chapters, describes different models of the mode of action of Bt Cry (or crystal) toxins and the different mechanisms of resistance that have been described to date. The third section ('Strategies to counter resistance'), which has 4 chapters, describes novel methodologies to counter or delay resistance to Bt crops. Overall, this section provides insight into future technology that may be available to maintain the efficacy of Bt crops for pest control. The two chapters in the final section, entitled 'Insect Resistance Management and Integrated Pest Management', discuss the use of insect pest management or IPM, with emphasis on only using pest control strategies when needed, such as when pest populations exceed predetermined economic injury levels.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Successes and failures of transgenic Bt crops: global patterns of field-evolved resistance. Author(s): Tabashnik, B. E. Carrière, Y.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Status of resistance to Bt cotton in China: cotton bollworm and pink bollworm. Author(s): Gao YuLin Liu ChenXi Wu YiDong Wu KongMing
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) Insect resistance to Bt toxins in Brazil and Latin America. Author(s): Monnerat, R. Martins, E. Queiroz, P. Praça, L. Soares, C. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Resistance of Busseola fusca to Cry1Ab Bt maize plants in South Africa and challenges to insect resistance management in Africa. Author(s): Berg, J. van den Campagne, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Resistance of cabbage loopers to Btk in a greenhouse setting: occurrence, spread and management. Author(s): Janmaat, A. Franklin, M. Myers, J. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 56) Different models of the mode of action of Bt 3d-Cry toxins. Author(s): Bravo, A. Gómez, I. Mendoza, G. Gaytán, M. Soberón, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 69) Roles of insect midgut cadherin in Bt intoxication and resistance. Author(s): Fabrick, J. A. Wu YiDong
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 87) Mechanism of Cry1Ac resistance in cabbage loopers - a resistance mechanism selected in insect populations in an agricultural environment. Author(s): Wang, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 98) Roles of ABC proteins in the mechanism and management of Bt resistance. Author(s): Heckel, D. G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 107) The role of proteolysis in the biological activity of Bt insecticidal crystal proteins. Author(s): Zalunin, I. A. Elpidina, E. N. Oppert, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 119) The lessons that Caenorhabditis elegans has taught us about the mechanism of action of crystal proteins. Author(s): Sitaram, A. Aroian, R. V.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 126) The development and prospect of discovery of Bt toxin genes. Author(s): Zhang Jie Shu ChangLong Wang ZeYu
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 138) Cry toxin binding site models and their use in strategies to delay resistance evolution. Author(s): Jakka, S. Ferré, J. Jurat-Fuentes, J. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 150) Countering pest resistance with genetically modified Bt toxins. Author(s): Soberón, M. García-Gómez, B. I. Pacheco, S. Sánchez, J. Tabashnik, B. E. Bravo, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 162) RNA interference strategy for crop protection against insect pests. Author(s): Sneha Yogindran Rajam, M. V.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 173) Resistance management for Bt maize and above-ground lepidopteran targets in the USA: from single gene to pyramided traits. Author(s): Huang, F. N.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 186) Insect resistance management and integrated pest management for Bt crops: prospects for an area-wide view. Author(s): Hutchison, W. D.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Departamento Microbiología Molecular, Instituto de Biotechnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Av. Universidad 2001, C.P. 62210, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644370
  • Record Number
  • 20153137243