Keywords: Pectinophora gossypiella
Transgenic cotton and sterile insect releases synergize eradication of pink bollworm a century after it invaded the United StatesB. E. Tabashnik, L. R. Liesner, P. C. Ellsworth, G. C. Unnithan, J. A. Fabrick, S. E. Naranjo, X. Li, T. J. Dennehy, L. Antilla, R. T. Staten and Y. Carrière, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118:e2019115118. 2020.
The program included releases of billions of sterile pink bollworm moths from airplanes and planting of cotton engineered to produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. Analysis of computer simulations and 21 y of field data from Arizona indicate ...
Keywords: economic benefits, environmental impacts, genetic biocontrol, Pectinophora gossypiella, pink bollworm, SIT, social benefits, sterile insect technique