TITLE

Genes for trees

PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the genetically altered conifers to kill pests in Wisconsin. Pest-killing genes of conifers from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis; Researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Agracetus' use of genes to protect conifers against spruce budworm.
ACCESSION #
10552574

 

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