Kari Bollgard Transgenic Cotton 2006

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2006
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Kenya Agricultrure Research Institute
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Bollgard II is a cotton plant genetically engineered by the introduction of a cassette nucleotide sequences (genes) to express the insecticidally active protein, Cry2Ab2 specifically for control of pests in the order Lepidopterea. The technology was created through the re-transfonnation of Bollgard I cotton, event 531. Bollgard II cotton event 15985 contains the Cry2Ab2 gene encoding the Cry2Ab2 protein and the uidA gene encoding the GUS scorable marker protein. The genes were inserted by particle acceleration transfonnation techniques into commercial variety of Bollgard® cotton. The cry genes are synthetic versions (ie., truncated and codon-modified) of genes derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, sub-species kurstaki, strain lID-I (Bt), which is a grampositive soil bacterium and commonly found in soil. Cultivar used to make Bollgard II
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