Bt-maize event MON 88017 expressing Cry3Bb1 does not cause harm to non-target organisms

Last updated on 4-1-2022 by Adinda De Schrijver

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This review paper explores whether the cultivation of the genetically modified Bt -maize transformation event MON 88017, expressing the insecticidal Cry3Bb1 protein against corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), causes adverse effects to non-target organisms (NTOs) and the ecological and anthropocentric functions they provide. Available data do not reveal adverse effects of Cry3Bb1 on various NTOs that are representative of potentially exposed taxonomic and functional groups, confirming that the insecticidal activity of the Cry3Bb1 protein is limited to species belonging to the coleopt…

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