Emphasizing the need for more integrated pest management programmes, this work presents the development and state-of-the-art technology of genetically-engineered microbes, viruses, bacterial toxins and plants. Throughout, both environmental and regulatory concerns are addressed.
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"Technology Bacillus thuringiensis Crystal Proteins: Recent Advancements in Understanding Its Insecticidal Activity, Takashi Yamamoto and Gary K. Powell Genetic Improvement of Bacillus thuringiensis for Bioinsecticide Development, Bruce C. Carlton and Cynthia Gawron-Burke The Bacillus thuringiensis Family Tree, Jerald S. Feitelson CellCap: An Encapsulation System for Insecticidal Biotoxin Proteins, Frank H. Gaertner, Thomas C. Quick, and Mark A. Thompson Endophytic Microorganisms for Delivery of Genetically Engineered Microbial Pesticides in Plants, Michael Dimock, John Turner, and Jay Lampel Viral Approaches for Insect Control, Robert D. Possee Biological Control of Plant Frost Injury: The Ice Story, Steven E. Lindow Agrobacterium: Biological Plant Disease Control, Bruce G. Clare Biological Control of Weeds: Potential for Genetically Modified Strains, David O. TeBeest Genetic Engineering for Plant Disease Resistance, Sophien Kamoun and Clarence I. Kado Insect-Resistant Cotton: From the Laboratory to the Marketplace, Frederick J. Perlack and David A. Fischhoff Development Insect Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis, Mark E. Whalon and William H. McGaughey Engineered Plants and Microbes in Integrated Pest Management Systems, Pamela G. Marrone Factors Influencing Acceptance and Development of Biopesticides, Larry J. Stowell Environmental and Commercial Evaluations of Genetically Engineered Baculovirus Pesticides, H. Alan Wood and Patrick R. Hughes The Development of Bacillus thuringiensis in Japan, Hiroshi Noguchi The Development of Genetically Engineered Plants, James G. Timmins Regulatory Biological Pesticides and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Sharlene R. Matten, William R. Schneider, Bernice I. Slutsky, and Elizabeth A. Milewski Pest-Resistant Plants Developed Through Biotechnology: Regulatory Considerations, Catherine M. Joyce and John H. Payne Regulation of Biotechnology: A European Perspective, Keith A. Cook and N. J. Poole Field Testing of Genetically Engineered Endophytes, James H. Davis Engineered Microbes: The CellCap System, Joseph D. Panetta Regulatory Considerations for Pesticidal Plants: Insect Resistant Cotton as a Case Study, Roy L. Fuchs, Sharon A. Berberich, and Frank S. Serdy Regulatory Considerations: The FLAVR SAVR Tomato and the Regulatory Process, Donald L. Emlay "
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