Bacillus Thuringiensis; Sharing its Natural Talent with Crops

Bacillus Thuringiensis; Sharing its Natural Talent with Crops

This four-module curriculum was prepared by the Office of Biotechnology at Iowa State University and published by ISU Extension for high school teachers or extension educators to use with grades 9-12 or adult audiences. DNA from the naturally-occurring soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis has been incorporated to produce resistance to certain insects in crops such as corn and cotton.  The curriculum has four modules that discuss the science behind Bt crops; specific Bt crops; production issues; and ethical, social, and legal issues.

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Iowa State University Extension