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Date of creation
2012-03-05 20:09 UTC (giovanni.ferraiolo@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-08-03 19:44 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-03 19:44 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General Information
A review of the environmental safety of the Cry1Ab protein
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment, ILSI Research Foundation
Author’s contact information
1156 Fifteenth Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20005-1743 US
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA)
1156 15th Street, NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC
United States of America, 20005-1743
Phone:+1 202 659-3306
Fax:+1 202 659-3617
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
This document provides a comprehensive review of information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of Cry1Ab and presents a summary statement about the environmental safety of this protein.  All sources of information reviewed herein are publically available and include: dossiers presented to regulatory authorities; decision summaries prepared by regulatory authorities; peer reviewed literature; and product summaries prepared by product developers.
Thematic areas
  • Capacity building
  • LMO use and transboundary movement
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
Information on Organisms or LMOs
Gene(s) identification
Cry1Ab - Bacillus thuringiensis - Bt, Bacillus, BACTU
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Publisher and its location
ILSI Research Foundation
Washington, DC
PDF, 17 pages
Keywords and any other relevant information
Cry1Ab,  Bacillus thuringiensis, insect resistance, genetically engineered, environmental risk assessment