HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 29 no. 2 (2004)

Response of transgenic rice expressing two BT genes to nongtarget insects

K. Bashir | T. Husnain | S. Riazuddin

Discipline: Agriculture, Plant Breeding



In this study, 15 plants per plot per line were selected to study the extent of damage caused by nine different insects of three orders (Hemiptera, Homoptera, and Orthoptera) belonging to five different families. These insect species were first identified in the experimental field and the damage they caused was characterized. The number of leaves damaged by any of these insects per plant was counted and expressed as a percentage of total leaves. Data were processed by analysis of variance, followed by Duncan’s multiple range test.