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The brown planthopper (BPH) is the most destructive pest of rice (Oryza sativa) and a substantial threat to rice production, causing losses of billions of dollars annually. Breeding of resistant cultivars is currently hampered by the rapid breakdown of BPH resistance. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify more effective BPH-resistance genes. Here, we(More)
Brown planthopper (BPH) is the most destructive insect in rice production. Breeding of resistant cultivars is the most cost-effective and environment-friendly strategy for BPH management; however, resistant cultivars are currently hampered by the rapid breakdown of BPH resistance. Thus, there is an urgent need to use more effective BPH resistance genes or(More)
Small brown planthopper (SBPH) and its transmitted rice black-streaked dwarf virus disease (RBSDVD) cause serious damage to rice (Oryza sativa L.) production. Though breeding of resistant cultivars is believed to be one of the most important strategies for RBSDVD management, few high-resistance lines have been found to date. In the present study, we(More)
Whilst a diverse array of phosphorus (P)-adsorbent materials is currently available for application to freshwater aquatic systems, selection of the most appropriate P-adsorbents remains problematic. In particular, there has to be a close correspondence between attributes of the P-adsorbent, its field performance and the management goals for treatment. These(More)
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