Host Plant Effects on Activities of Detoxification Enzymes and Insecticide Tolerance in Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Insecta).


The polyphagous western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, is a severe pest of horticultural crops. Individuals from a laboratory population adapted to bean plants were transferred to new host plants, sweet pepper and chrysanthemum, to establish two new populations. The thrips appeared to perform poorly on the new host plants, as the total protein… (More)


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