Reevaluating the conceptual framework for applied research on host-plant resistance.

  title={Reevaluating the conceptual framework for applied research on host-plant resistance.},
  author={Michael J Stout},
  journal={Insect science},
  volume={20 3},
Applied research on host-plant resistance to arthropod pests has been guided over the past 60 years by a framework originally developed by Reginald Painter in his 1951 book, Insect Resistance in Crop Plants. Painter divided the "phenomena" of resistance into three "mechanisms," nonpreference (later renamed antixenosis), antibiosis, and tolerance. The weaknesses of this framework are discussed. In particular, this trichotomous framework does not encompass all known mechanisms of resistance, and… CONTINUE READING
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