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Host Plant Resistance to Insects

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By: N Panda and GS Kush

431 pages, Figs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jul 1995 | #45252 | ISBN: 0851989632
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This book presents a broad overview of host plant resistance to insect pests. It shows how plants can defend themselves naturally and how insects have adapted to overcome these mechanisms through coevolution. It also describes screening and breeding for insect resistance. It presents a major advanced textbook for entomologists, plant breeders and all concerned with crop protection.


Crop plant and insect diversity; secondary plant metabolites for insect resistance; insect-plant interactions; host plant selection; mechanisms of resistance; factors affecting expression of resistance; screening for insect resistance; plant resistance and insect pest management; genetics of resistance to insects; breeding for resistance to insects.

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