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ISU Entomology / Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory / Microbial populations, fungal species diversity and plant pathogen levels in field plots of potato plants expressing the Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis endotoxin

Microbial populations, fungal species diversity and plant pathogen levels in field plots of potato plants expressing the Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis endotoxin

Authors: Donegan, K.K., Schaller, D.L., Stone, J.K., Ganio, L.M., Reed, G., Hamm, P.B., Seidler, R.J.
Journal, Volume, Year: Transgenic Research, volume 5:25-35, 1996
Summary

Changes in total bacterial and fungal populations, fungal species diversity and abundance, and plant pathogen levels were monitored in fields containing Bt tenebrionis potato plants, commercial Russet Burbank potato plants treated with insecticide (Di-Syston), and Russet Burbank potato plants treated with microbial Btt (M-Trak). Results found that, under field conditions, there is minimal differences in microflora of Btt potato plants compared with chemically and microbially treated potato plants.

Comments

Good field study comparing effects on microflora of Btt potato plants and potato plants treated chemically and microbially.