Pest Resistance to Pesticides

  • George P. Georghiou
  • Tetsuo Saito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Origins and Dynamics of Resistance

  3. Mechanisms of Resistance

    1. Ernest Hodgson, Arun P. Kulkarni
      Pages 207-228
    2. T. A. Miller, V. L. Salgado, S. N. Irving
      Pages 353-366
    3. G. M. Booth, D. J. Weber, L. M. Ross, S. D. Burton, W. S. Bradshaw, W. M. Hess et al.
      Pages 387-409
    4. Akio Kudamatsu, Akifumi Hayashi, Rokuro Kano
      Pages 411-419
    5. Tetsuo Saito, Katsuhiro Tabata, Satoshi Kohnot
      Pages 429-444
    6. Tomia Yamada, Hiromi Yoneda, Mitsuo Asada
      Pages 445-451
    7. Steven R. Radosevich
      Pages 453-479
    8. Toshiro Kato, Yoshio Hisada, Yasuo Kawase
      Pages 505-524
    9. Joseph W. Eckert, Brian L. Wild
      Pages 525-556
  4. Suppression and Management of Resistance

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 793-809

About this book


The development of resistance to pesticides is generally acknowledged as one of the most serious obstacles to effective pest control today. Since house flies first developed resistance to DDT in 1946, more than 428 species of arthropods, at least 91 species of plant pathogens, five species of noxious weeds and two species of nematodes were reported to have developed strains resistant to on~ or more pesticides. A seminar of U. S. and Japanese scientists was held in Palm Springs, California, during December 3-7, 1979, under the U. S. -Japan Cooperative Science Program, in order to evaluate the status of research on resistance and to discuss directions for future emphasis. A total of 32 papers were presented under three principal topics: Origins and Dynamics of Resistance (6), Mechanisms of Resistance (18), and Suppression and Management of Resistance (8). The seminar was unique in that it brought together for the first time researchers from the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology and weed science for a comprehensive discussion of this common problem. Significant advances have been identified in (a) the development of methods for detection and monitoring of resistance in arthropods (electrophoresis, diagnostic dosage tests) and plant pathogens, (b) research on biochemical and physiological mechanisms of resis­ tance (cytochrome p450, sensitivity of target site, gene regulation), (c) the identification and quantification of biotic, genetic and operational factors influencing the evolution of resistance, and (d) the exploration of pest management approaches incorporating resis­ tance-delaying measures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George P. Georghiou
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Saito
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, RiversideRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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