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Customized Insecticides for Combating Disease Vectors

John Abrams of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the U.S. will utilize novel mutagenesis and selection strategies to develop new variants of the Cry protein, a toxin producing the pathogen Bt, in an effort to create customized insecticides that can selectively target disease vectors without harming humans and non-target species.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 2)

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