Techniques for Evaluation of Biophysical Factors of Resistance in Crop Plants

  • N. Muthukumaran
  • R. Promoth Kumar


Biophysical plant characters confer resistance or susceptibility to the phytophagous insect attack. The quantification of the role of biophysical features is key to designing and developing cultivars’ resistance/tolerance to pests under field conditions. While enumerating the data on the role of plant physical characters, a data sheet is provided to record field observations. Data to indicate the extent to which biophysical features are associated with resistance or susceptibility are also given.


Biophysical plant features Resistance Tolerance Correlation and regression analysis 



The authors would like to thank authorities of Annamalai University Tamilnadu, India, for their encouragement and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Muthukumaran
    • 1
  • R. Promoth Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureDepartment of Entomology, Annamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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