Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larval feeding behavior on transgenic maize (MON 863) and its isoline.

@article{Clark2006DiabroticaVV,
  title={Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larval feeding behavior on transgenic maize (MON 863) and its isoline.},
  author={Pete L. Clark and Ty T. Vaughn and Lance J Meinke and Jaime Molina-ochoa and John E. Foster},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={
          722-7
        }
}
Diabrotica species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larval behavior studies have posed a challenge to researchers because of the subterranean life cycle of this pest. To fully understand how the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, injures the maize, Zea mays L., root system, its behavior must be studied. For example, larvae that can detect an area of the root that has a lower amount of toxin, whether from an insecticide or a transgenic maize plant, have an increased chance… Expand
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