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Mechanisms of plant defense against insect herbivores
Plants respond to herbivory through various morphological, biochemicals, and molecular mechanisms to counter/offset the effects of herbivore attack. The biochemical mechanisms of defense against theExpand
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Bionomics, host plant resistance, and management of the legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata — a review
Abstract Legume pod borer, Maruca (testulalis) vitrata (Geyer) is one of the major constraints in increasing the production and productivity of grain legumes in the tropics. Screening for resistanceExpand
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Recent Advances in Sorghum Genetic Enhancement Research at ICRISAT
Sorghum is one of the most important cereal crops widely grown for food, feed, fodder/forage, and fuel in the semi-arid tropics of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. The global sorghum areasExpand
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Techniques to Screen Sorghums for Resistance to Insect Pests
Sorghum is an important cereal crop in Asia, Africa, Americas and Australia. Grain yields on farmers’ fi elds in Asia and Africa are generally low (500−800 kg ha-1) mainly due to insect pestExpand
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Influence of transgenic cotton on the relative abundance and damage by target and non-target insect pests under different protection regimes in India
Effectiveness of transgenic cottons with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cry1Ac gene along with non-transgenic commercial cultivars of Gossypium hirsutum and G. arboreum for the management of cottonExpand
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Growth and insect assays of Beauveria bassiana with neem to test their compatibility and synergism
Abstract Beauveria bassiana is being used as a biopesticide for many insect pests. Neem oil (azadirachtin) is an eco-safe popular botanical pesticide. A biopesticde with a neem compatible isolate ofExpand
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Current status of wide hybridization in wheat
SummaryCurrent status of wide hybridization in wheat is considered in the light of the number of hybrids produced, the number of genes transferred to commercial cultivars and their use in world wideExpand
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Prospects for using transgenic resistance to insects in crop improvement
Integrated pest management has historically placed great hopes on host plant resistance. However, conventional host-plant resistance to insects involves quantitative traits at several loci. As aExpand
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Genetic Transformation of Crops for Insect Resistance: Potential and Limitations
Transgenic resistance to insects has been demonstrated in plants expressing insecticidal genes such as δ -endotoxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), protease inhibitors, enzymes, secondary plantExpand
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How wide can a wide cross be?
SummaryWide crosses in wheat are reviewed in relation to various factors that facilitate wide crossing to show that wide crosses can be as wide as one can make them. Included in this review is aExpand
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