Answer :

The ‘cry’ genes are isolated from a gram-positive bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis.

Bio-technologists have made use of the ‘cry’ genes as:


i) The crystal proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis are used as a source of insecticide production as they can be used to control bollworms.


ii) Bt cotton, which is an insect-resistant variety of cotton are produced by introducing cry genes.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses
RELATED QUESTIONS :

How has the use oBiology - Board Papers