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How should plant resistance to herbivores be measured?

Stenberg, Johan A. and Muola, Anne (2017). How should plant resistance to herbivores be measured? Frontiers in Plant Science. 8 , 1-4
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Plant resistance is normally defined as the heritable ability of plants to escape attacking enemies, partially or fully, thus minimizing the amount of damage experienced by the plant (Painter, 1951; Mitchell et al., 2016). Plant resistance is pivotal in preventing crop yield loss to herbivores, and, thus, it is important to breed for (Hill et al., 2012). As many national and intergovernmental bodies have firmly endorsed Integrated Pest Management as the new paradigm for plant protection, the importance of resistant varieties is becoming even more important. However, measuring resistance is seldom straightforward, and many different approaches are being used, thus affecting biological interpretations. Choosing an appropriate measure for plant resistance is essential for engineering future varieties for improved plant production security, with less dependence on chemical pesticides. Here we suggest that the method selected to measure resistance should depend on the longevity of the crop (or culture) and the generation time of the herbivore.

Authors/Creators:Stenberg, Johan A. and Muola, Anne
Title:How should plant resistance to herbivores be measured?
Series Name/Journal:Frontiers in Plant Science
Year of publishing :2017
Page range:1-4
Number of Pages:4
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 404 Agricultural Biotechnology > Genetics and Breeding
Keywords:antibiosis, antixenosis, herbivory, integrated pest management, nonpreference, plant breeding, plant defense, resistance breeding
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Alternative URL:http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2017.00663/full
ID Code:15638
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
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Deposited On:03 Sep 2018 11:36
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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