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Genetically Modified, Insect Resistant Maize: Implications for Management of Ear and Stalk Diseases

G. P. Munkvold and R. L. Hellmich

12 September 2000


Because the fungi that produce mycotoxins in maize are frequently associated with insect damage, insect control has the potential to reduce mycotoxin concentrations in grain. Our research indicates that Bt transformation of maize hybrids enhances the safety of grain for livestock and human food products by reducing the plants’ vulnerability to mycotoxin-producing Fusarium fungi.


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