Interactions des toxines insecticides Cry avec le mucus du tube digestif
Project: Institute Micalis (UMR1319 INRA-AgroParisTech) – microbial genetics and environment team
This project focuses on the analysis of the methods currently used for the assessment of the risks associated with the GMP (genetically modified plant). First goal is to understand if these should be modified to take into account the new properties of the toxins Cry (insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, expressed in specific genetically modified plants capable of degrading the digestive mucus of insects). Second goal is to identify new projects for studying interactions between toxins Cry and mucus components.
The issue of this research is to determine if these insecticidal toxins do have an effect (be it positive or negative) on mucus cells or on the mucus itself. This could generate new data on the impact of GMO plants on targeted and non-targeted organisms.
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