Techniques for Determining Mechanisms of Resistance: Antibiosis
The adverse effects of feeding continuously on a plant for the insect are measured by antibiosis. The test is conducted under confined conditions. The antibiotic factor manifests on the growth and development of the insect. In this chapter, procedures for the tests have been outlined for the sesame shoot webber and the rice planthopper. The indices associated with tests of antibiosis are provided.
KeywordsAntibiotics Growth and development Growth indices Parafilm sachets
The authors would like to thank authorities of ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, Bengaluru and ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi for their encouragement and support.
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