Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 116–121 | Cite as

The role of rapid induced resistance of host plant in trophic interactions between Betula pendula, Lymantria dispar, and Bacillus thuringiensis

  • I. A. Belousova
  • V. V. Martemyanov
  • V. V. Glupov


Life history traits of gypsy moth larvae markedly decrease under the effect of host plant insect resistance, but no significant changes occur in immunity parameters such as hemolymph phagocytic activity and lysozyme-like activity of hemolymph plasma and midgut tissue; moreover, alkaline protease activity in the midgut contents becomes higher. The actual sensitivity of the larvae to Bacillus thuringiensis remains unchanged.


rapid induced resistance gypsy moth birch Bacillus thuringiensis phagocytosis lysozyme-like activity gut proteases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Belousova
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Martemyanov
    • 1
    • 3
  • V. V. Glupov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of BiologyIrkutsk State UniversityIrkutskRussia
  3. 3.Biological InstituteTomsk National Research UniversityTomskRussia

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