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      Biochemistry and genetics of insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis.

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      Annual review of entomology
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          Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a valuable source of insecticidal proteins for use in conventional sprayable formulations and in transgenic crops, and it is the most promising alternative to synthetic insecticides. However, evolution of resistance in insect populations is a serious threat to this technology. So far, only one insect species has evolved significant levels of resistance in the field, but laboratory selection experiments have shown the high potential of other species to evolve resistance against Bt. We have reviewed the current knowledge on the biochemical mechanisms and genetics of resistance to Bt products and insecticidal crystal proteins. The understanding of the biochemical and genetic basis of resistance to Bt can help design appropriate management tactics to delay or reduce the evolution of resistance in insect populations.

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          Journal
          Annu Rev Entomol
          Annual review of entomology
          Annual Reviews
          0066-4170
          0066-4170
          2002
          : 47
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Genetics, University of Valencia, 46110-Burjassot (Valencia), Spain. Juan.Ferre@uv.es
          Article
          47/1/501
          10.1146/annurev.ento.47.091201.145234
          11729083
          db988997-2c4b-43eb-89b3-b1c60831a0e4
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