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Asiatic cotton can generate similar economic benefits to Bt cotton under rainfed conditions

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American cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), transformed with Bacillus thuringiensis Cry genes (Bt G. hirsutum) that confer resistance to lepidopteran pests, is extensively cultivated worldwide. In India, transgenic Bt G. hirsutum was commercially released in 2002 and by 2014 95% of farmers had adopted Bt G. hirsutum. The economic benefits of Bt G. hirsutum over non-Bt G. hirsutum are well documented and include increase in yields, in...

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10.1038/nplants.2015.72

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Plants Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
6
Pages:
15072-15072
Publication date:
2015-06-01
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EISSN:
2055-0278
ISSN:
2055-026X
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529385
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pubs:529385
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2015-07-06

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