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Techniques for Determining Mechanisms of Resistance: Antibiosis

  • N. R. Prasanna Kumar
  • Thimmanna
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Antibiotics Growth and development Growth indices Parafilm sachets 

Notes

Acknowledgement

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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Further Reading

  1. Dahms, R. G. (1971). Techniques in the evaluation and development of host-plant resistance. Journal of Environmental Quality Abstract, 1(3), 254–259.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Pedigo Larry, P. (2014). Entomology and pest management (p. 742). Singapore: Pearson Education.Google Scholar
  3. Russel, G. E. (1978). Plant breeding for pest and disease resistance. London: Butterworths.Google Scholar
  4. Smith, C. M. (1989). Plant resistance to insects. New York: Wiley.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. R. Prasanna Kumar
    • 1
  • Thimmanna
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Entomology & NematologyICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Division of Plant pathologyICAR-Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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