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Biology, Ecology, and Management of the Diamondback Moth
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Lack of parasitoids in a particular area may have occurred because the diamondback moth is better able than its natural-enemy complex to become established in newly planted cmcifers. Expand
Economic, ecological, food safety, and social consequences of the deployment of bt transgenic plants.
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Transgenic plants expressing insecticidal proteins from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), are revolutionizing agriculture and have shown positive economic benefits to growers and reduced the use of other insecticides. Expand
Insect resistance management in GM crops: past, present and future
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Eight years without resistance provides a timely opportunity for researchers, regulators and industry to reassess the risk of resistance and the most effective strategies to preserve Bt and other novel insect-resistant crops in development. Expand
Insect Resistance to Transgenic Bt Crops: Lessons from the Laboratory and Field
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The success of Bt crops exceeds expectations of many, but does not preclude resistance problems in the future, and violations of key assumptions of the refuge strategy (low resistance allele frequency and recessive inheritance) may occur in some cases. Expand
Insect-resistant genetically modified rice in China: from research to commercialization.
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Lab and field tests have confirmed that these two Bt rice lines can provide effective and economic control of the lepidopteran complex on rice with less risk to the environment than present practices. Expand
Linkage Mapping and Comparative Genomics Using Next-Generation RAD Sequencing of a Non-Model Organism
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This work constructed a RAD library using genomic DNA from a Plutella xylostella backcross that segregated for resistance to the insecticide spinosad, and used RAD sequencing to construct a genetic linkage map de novo for an organism that has no previous genome data. Expand
Concepts and applications of trap cropping in pest management.
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A broader definition of trap cropping is proposed that encompasses the inherent characteristics of the trap crop plants themselves as well as the strategies associated with their deployment, which is more knowledge-intensive than many other forms of pest management. Expand
Assessment of risk of insect-resistant transgenic crops to nontarget arthropods
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An international initiative is developing a scientifically rigorous approach to evaluate the potential risks to nontarget arthropods posed by insect-resistant, genetically modified (IRGM) crops to provide guidance to regulatory agencies that are currently developing their own NTA risk assessment guidelines for IRGM crops. Expand
Current control methods for diamondback moth and other brassica insect pests and the prospects for improved management with lepidopteran-resistant Bt vegetable brassicas in Asia and Africa
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The deployment of DBM-resistant brassicas expressing proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis could help to break this cycle of insecticide misuse and crop loss, but their deployment should be part of an integrated pest management (IPM) package, which recognises the constraints of farmers while addressing the requirement to control other Lepidoptera, aphids and other secondary pests. Expand
Monitoring and Characterization of Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) Resistance to Spinosad
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Spray tests using the recommended field rates of spinosad on potted broccoli plants in the greenhouse confirmed that field control failures due to resistance were possible in the areas of these collections, and analysis of probit lines from F1 reciprocal crosses between the Pearl-Sel and S strain indicated that resistance tospinosad was inherited autosomally and was incompletely recessive. Expand
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