Polynucleotide encoding a gene conferring resistance to bacillus thuringiensis toxins

David G. Heckel
Linda J. Gahan

Document Type Patent


Nucleic acid (DNA) probes are provided which will specifically identify a gene for resistance of Bt in insect populations. Sequences are identified associated with the onset of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins. The sequences are used as probes to monitor the presence of acquired insect resistance associated with transgenic crops.