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Advances in breeding crops resistant to insect pests: rice as a paradigm

Code: 9781838799427
E. A. Heinrichs and John E. Foster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Chapter synopsis: Over the last 60 years research involving the development and deployment of insect-resistant crop cultivars has led to significant crop improvements in the major food-producing areas of the world. This chapter discusses the history, status, latest methods, and challenges of breeding insect-resistant rice varieties. The chapter examines host plant resistance as an ecological approach to managing crop pests and considers the process of evaluating resistance on the basis of insect behavior. The chapter looks at breeding rice for resistance to insect pests and considers the constraints on the development and deployment of insect-resistant plant technology. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Host plant resistance: an ecological approach to managing crop pests 3 Evaluating resistance on the basis of insect response (behavior) 4 Breeding for resistance to insects 5 Breeding rice for resistance to insect pests 6 Constraints on the development and deployment of insect-resistant plant technology 7 Future trends and conclusion 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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