Techniques for Evaluating Insect Resistance in Crop Plants: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Techniques for Evaluating Insect Resistance in Crop Plants

1st Edition

By Charles M. Smith, Z. R. Khan, Mano Dutta Pathak

CRC Press

336 pages

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Hardback: 9780873718561
pub: 1993-12-17
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Description

This comprehensive book is the first illustrated volume to provide detailed discussions of all plant genera regarding techniques developed to evaluate plant resistance to insects. Many of the book's references have never before appeared in a volume on this subject. The authors systematically discuss techniques used to evaluate different types of insect behavior and plant morphological and phytochemical factors responsible for plant resistance and susceptibility to insects.

Reviews

"This is a well-written, well-researched book with good illustrations and a worthy successor to Painter's Insect Resistance in Crop Plants. The authors are to be congratulated."

- Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1996, 86

Table of Contents

Introduction. Evaluation of Plants for Insect Resistance. Techniques to Determine Categories of Plant Resistance. Techniques and Methods to Evaluate the Allelochemical Bases of Insect Resistance. Evaluation of the Morphological Bases of Insect Resistance. Techniques for Identifying Insect Biotypes. Use of Tissue Culture and Artificial Diets for Evaluating Insect Resistance. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General