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Monsanto’s cotton seed is spliced with genetic material taken from bacterium called bacillus thuringiensis and commonly referred to as BT.
In 1904, as the novel begins, Dulcy’s bacillus-addled father leaps out of a Seattle hotel window, leaving behind a mystery as to the whereabouts of a large, recently won fortune.
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Origin and Etymology of bacillus
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
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