Plant Resistance to Insects: A Fundamental Approach / Edition 1

Plant Resistance to Insects: A Fundamental Approach / Edition 1

by C. Michael Smith
     
 

Discusses how to identify and develop plant materials with resistance to insect pests. Covers terminology and categories of resistance, and presents techniques for studying plant resistance. Also gives consideration to potentially resistant material. Examines the molecular biology and genetics of insect resistance in crop plants, and insect genes capable of

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Overview

Discusses how to identify and develop plant materials with resistance to insect pests. Covers terminology and categories of resistance, and presents techniques for studying plant resistance. Also gives consideration to potentially resistant material. Examines the molecular biology and genetics of insect resistance in crop plants, and insect genes capable of overcoming resistance to form insect biophytes. The closing chapter presents hitherto unpublished information on the use of transgenic plants with insect resistance and assesses the ways that insect resistant cultivars work with other management techniques to suppress insect populations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471849384
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/02/1989
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

WHAT IS PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS?.

Antixenosis—The Effects of Plant Resistance on Insect Behavior.

Antibiosis—The Effect of Plant Resistance on Insect Biology.

Tolerance—The Effect of Plant Growth Characteristics on Resistance to Insects.

HOW IS PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS OBTAINED?.

Location of Sources of Plant Resistance to Insects.

Techniques Used to Measure Plant Resistance to Insects.

Factors Affecting the Expression of Plant Resistance to Insects.

Genetics and Inheritance of Plant Resistance to Insects.

Insect Biotypes that Overcome Plant Resistance.

HOW CAN PLANT RESISTANCE TO INSECTS BE UTILIZED?.

Use of Plant Resistance in Insect Pest Management Systems.

Subject Index.

Species Index.

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