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How are Baculovir

Answer :

Baculoviruses are pathogens that attack insects and other arthropods.

Baculovirus as bio-controls gents:


These are excellent candidates for species-specific, which have to be mixed with water and sprayed onto vulnerable plants.


they show no negative impact on plants, mammals, birds, fish or even non-target insects.


These are especially desirable when beneficial insects are being conserved to aid in an overall IPM program( Integrated pest management)


Bacillus thuringiensis as bio-control agents:


Through genetic engineering the gene coding for the toxic protein is introduced into crop plants, which make them resistant to insect pests.


They re available in sachets and dried spores, which have to be mixed with water and sprayed onto the vulnerable plants.


Who they are eaten by larva , the toxin becomes active in the gut of larvae and kills the larvae.


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