Paper Information

Journal:   MODERN GENETICS JOURNAL (MGJ)   SPRING 2007 , Volume 2 , Number 1; Page(s) 5 To 17.
 
Paper:  BT TRANSGENIC PLANTS: SAFETY, ADVANTAGES, POTENTIOAL IMPACTS IN AGRICULTURE AND INSECT PESTS REISTANCE MANAGEMENT
 
Author(s):  JAFARI M., TOHIDFAR M.
 
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Abstract: 

Insect pests constitute a major constraint in crop production and approximately 15% of agricultural production is lost by insect pests every year. Bt crops inherent resistance to insect pests represent an important tool in integrated pest management (IPM). These plants in addition to effective control of insect pests, have benefits and potential impacts in agriculture including increased yields, reduced pesticide use, less environmental damages, increased farmer incomes and reduced labors. The area under Bt crops have increased to more than 70 million hectars in 2005. Safety of Bt crops have confirmed by world organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO). In the Bt crops' stability of insect pest resistance and effective control is important. Several strategies have been developed for insect resistance management (IRM), including high dose/active refuge. However, development and introduction of new approaches in future is required to ensure permanent potential impacts and certain benefits of Bt transgenic plants in modem agriculture.

 
Keyword(s): BT TRANSGENIC PLANTS, BENEFITS, SAFETY, INSECT RESISTANCE, MANAGEMENT
 
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