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The Farmer and the Gene: A Case Approach to Bt Corn

This case study provides an opportunity to identify and then investigate questions about a real world application of genetic engineering. A look at changing agricultural control methods for the European Corn Borer sets the stage for exploring the uses of Bacillus thuringiensis since the 1930s.

  • select an a question to explore on the widespread use of genetically engineered Bt corn with its bacterial genes to protect against an exotic infestation

Topic(s): Molecular/Genetics, Agricultural/Horticultural 

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Farmer and the Gene-Bt Corn.pdf
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