Herbicides containing micro-organisms or their products are now used worldwide under the generic term of biopesticides. Among these products manufactured using biotechnological methods, the toxin of the soil dwelling bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, mycoherbicides (such as Colletotrichum gleosporioides and Phytophtora palmivora) and the herbicide bialaphos are of particular commercial relevance. More information is provided in the following German-language article.


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Source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)