Resistance to sap-sucking insects in modern-day agriculture

Abstract

Plants and herbivores have co-evolved in their natural habitats for about 350 million years, but since the domestication of crops, plant resistance against insects has taken a different turn. With the onset of monoculture-driven modern agriculture, selective pressure on insects to overcome resistances has dramatically increased. Therefore plant breeders… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00222

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