Defence mechanisms of Brassicaceae: implications for plant-insect interactions and potential for integrated pest management. A review

@article{Ahuja2012DefenceMO,
  title={Defence mechanisms of Brassicaceae: implications for plant-insect interactions and potential for integrated pest management. A review},
  author={Ishita Ahuja and Jens Rohloff and Atle M. Bones},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2012},
  volume={30},
  pages={311-348}
}
Brassica crops are grown worldwide for oil, food and feed purposes, and constitute a significant economic value due to their nutritional, medicinal, bioindustrial, biocontrol and crop rotation properties. Insect pests cause enormous yield and economic losses in Brassica crop production every year, and are a threat to global agriculture. In order to overcome these insect pests, Brassica species themselves use multiple defence mechanisms, which can be constitutive, inducible, induced, direct or… Expand

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