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B.t Technology to control target pest in Agriculture

What is B.t technology in Agriculture?
B.t is a soil bacterium and the full name of B.t is Bacillus thuringiensis.  It produces a crystal protein that is toxic to the larvae of lepidopteron family which cause huge yield loss in crop plants. For example cotton bollworms, corn borer, brinjal shoot and fruit borer, rice stem borer. There are many B.t strain and proteins have been identified. Individual B.t crystal proteins are unique and act as a toxic to larvae of specific insect family and not for other insect family, animal and human.

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