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Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory

ISU Entomology / Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory / Insecticidal activity and competitiveness of Rhizobium spp. containing the Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis delta-endotoxin gene (CryIII) in legume nodules

Insecticidal activity and competitiveness of Rhizobium spp. containing the Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis delta-endotoxin gene (CryIII) in legume nodules

Authors: Bezdicek, D.F., Quinn, M.A., Forse, L., Heron, D., Kahn, M.L.
Journal, Volume, Year: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, volume 26(12):1637-1646, 1994
Summary

This is a study of the effectiveness of Rhizobium strains expressing the Bt var. tenebrionis Cry III toxin in legume root nodules. The toxin significantly reduced feeding on the nodules by root feeding insects.

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