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Fundamentals of Pesticide Resistance


By: J Gressel, S Georgopoulos and R Roush

448 pages, 100 illus

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #43066 | ISBN: 0412987015
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Graduate level text synthesising the views of entomology, plant pathology, and agriculture so that each field might realise the importance of other fields on the subject of biological resistance.


Part 1 The resistance problem and status: perspectives on pesticide resistance; history and scope of pesticide resistance; detection and monitoring of resistance. Part 2 Genetic control of resistance: genetic mechanisms; inheritance of major resistance mechanisms. Part 3 Biochemical, physiological and behavioural resistance mechanisms: target site resistance; metabolic resistance; resistance due to modified movement and compartmentation; behaviour and phenology as factors in resistance; interactions between resistance mechanisms. Part 4 Dynamics of resistance: factors influencing the appearance and stability of resistance; modelling resistance. Part 5 : anti-resistance strategies; uses of resistance. Part 6 Epilogue: summary, conclusion and prospects for the future. Appendices: common name and chemical names of pesticides; Latin and common names of organisms.

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