A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry1Ac Protein

Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

This document provides a comprehensive review of information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of Cry1Ac. The gene for this protein was isolated from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain HD73 and, when expressed in transgenic plants, the Cry1Ac protein exhibits highly selective insecticidal activity against a narrow range of lepidopteran insects such as cotton bollworm, tobacco budworm and pink bollworm.

The monograph has been peer-reviewed in accordance with Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Peer Review Policy for Self-Published Works and is available in:

Suggested format for citation: Agriculture & Food Systems Institute. 2010. A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry1Ac Protein. Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, Washington DC. http://foodsystems.org/publication/a-review-of-the-environmental-safety-of-the-cry1ac-protein/

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