Dead bacteria give life to 'friendly' pesticide

Chatterjee, Pratap
August 1991
New Scientist;8/10/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1781, p22
Reports that biotechnology company Mycogen Corp. has become the first company to get the approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the release of a genetically engineered pesticide by packing a toxin into dead bacteria. Use of a patented recombinant DNA technique called Cellcap; Opposition from environmentalists; Choice of the bacterial capsule.


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