Resistance ’91: Achievements and Developments in Combating Pesticide Resistance

  • Ian Denholm
  • Alan L. Devonshire
  • Derek W. Hollomon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Monitoring Methods and Field Results

  3. Strategies and Evaluation

  4. Simulation and Prediction

    1. Bruce E. Tabashnik, Jay A. Rosenheim, Michael A. Caprio
      Pages 124-135
    2. A. M. Mortimer, P. F. Ulf-Hansen, P. D. Putwain
      Pages 148-164
    3. Frank J Byrne, Ian Denholm, Linzi C Birnie, Alan L Devonshire, Mark W Rowland
      Pages 165-178
  5. Mechanisms of Resistance

    1. Alan D. Dodge
      Pages 203-217
    2. M. J. Henry
      Pages 218-227
    3. David Pauron, Marcel Amichot, Jean-Baptiste Berge
      Pages 228-239
    4. Linda M Field, Alan L Devonshire
      Pages 240-250
    5. Jack J. S. van Rensen, Oscar J. de Vos
      Pages 251-261
  6. Future Trends

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 367-367

About this book


The development of pesticide resistance in arthropod pests, plant pathogens and weeds can be viewed and studied from two contrasting perspectives. At a fundamental level, resistance provides an almost ideal example of adaptation to withstand severe environmental stress. Population geneticists, biochemists and, most recently, molecular biologists have cast considerable light on the nature of this adaptation in diverse taxonomic groups, and on factors determining its selection and spread within and between populations. Unlike most evolutionary phenomena, however, resistance is also of immediate practical and economic significance. Not only has the number of resistant species continued to increase inexorably, but there has been an alarming increase in the severity and extent of some resistance problems. Cases of organisms resisting virtually all available pesticides are by no means uncommon, and pose a formidable challenge in view of present difficulties in discovering and developing novel chemicals. Although most occurrences of resistance were initially monofactorial, resistance now frequently involves a suite of coexisting mechanisms that protect organisms against the same or different pesticide groups, and may even predispose them to resist new, as yet unused chemicals.


Fungi biology biotechnology genetic engineering metabolism migration pest management predator

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Denholm
    • 1
  • Alan L. Devonshire
    • 1
  • Derek W. Hollomon
    • 2
  1. 1.Rothamsted Experimental StationHarpenden, HertsUK
  2. 2.Long Ashton Experimental StationBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-886-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2862-9
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