1st Edition

Techniques for Evaluating Insect Resistance in Crop Plants



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ISBN 9780873718561
Published December 17, 1993 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book 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.

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.

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"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