Submitted by: Fahad Mehsud
Bt stands for Bacillus thuringiensis – a soil bacterium which contains a toxic gene called Bt gene. The aim is to make the cotton crop resistant to bollworm.. The cotton incorporated the cry1Ac gene from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), making the cotton toxic to bollworms. It is a cheaper alternative to Bt cotton hybrid seed.