Biology in the Laboratory

Biotech Labs and Food

What is a biopesticide?

A biopesticide is a chemical derived from an organism that interferes with the metabolism of another species. An example is the Bt toxin Bacillus thuringiensis, which interferes with the absorption of food in insects but does not harm mammals (for more information on Bt toxin, see above).


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Biology Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App