Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 21st, 2003
"The production of Bacillus thutingiensis subsp. israelensis (deBarjac) (Bti) as a bio-pesticide is not cost-effective using existing fermentation technology," scientists in India explained.
S. Poopathi and colleagues working with the Indian Council of Medical Research in Madurai "explored the use of several less expensive alternative culture media (potato, common sugar, and Bengal gram) for the growth and production of Bti."
"Growth was obtained in all tested media and was comparable to that obtained in conventional medium (Luria-Bertani)," they...
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