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A PCR detection method for mutations in receptor–protein genes from Busseola fusca potentially involved in Bt–resistance
(North-West University, 2012)
Genetically modified (GM) crops attracted interest globally when use of these crops resulted in significant increases in yield and production. These increases were due to protection of crops from pests, weeds and diseases. ...
Community structure of gut microbes in Busseola fusca (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae)
(North-West University, 2015)
Bt-maize is engineered to express insecticidal toxins derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis and has been shown to be very effective against pests like Busseola fusca.However, resistance of this pest against ...
A molecular study of the causal agent of bacterial leaf streak disease
(North-West University, 2016)
Bacterial leaf streak disease (BLSD) of maize is caused by the pathogen currently classified as Xanthomonas campestris pv. zeae. The disease has only been reported in South Africa and is a potential threat to commercial ...
Investigating the presence of transgenic crop constructs in DNA of organisms of aquatic ecosystems
(North-West University (South Africa), 2019)
Genetically modified Bt crops, which produce proteins toxic to certain agricultural pests, have been cultivated for two decades. In that time, several hundred papers examining their interaction with terrestrial ecosystems ...