Developing Bioinsecticides - combining nature and technology.

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La Jolla Library

7555 Draper Ave. · La Jolla, CA 92037, CA

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Ask for The Wet Lab speaker series.

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Come hear the second lecture in our public speakers series and participate in the discussion afterward about GMOs and why they might be important to our future.

Learn how a young and local start up company in the mid 80s, Mycogen Corporation, harnessed nature's insecticidal protection and combined it with technology to commercialize safe and effective genetically modified bioinsecticides. The key technical steps will be illustrated and described in developing this environmentally specific portfolio to combat a variety of crop pests.

Also, attached please find a photograph of an electron microphotograph cross section of a bacterial cell containing the recombinant bioinsecticidal protein.