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Evaluation of Insect Resistance Using Tissue-Cultured Plants

  • Amalahyacinth
  • Chand Asaf
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Abstract

Evaluation of insect resistance in plants using callus from plant tissue culture helps in understanding the nature and causes of resistance. Under controlled environmental conditions, tissue culture is an ideal way of evaluating resistance. Growth and feeding in insects are inhibited by callus of several insect-resistant plants. The methods to evaluate larval feeding preference and larval growth on callus are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Plant tissue culture Callus Insect resistance Bioassay Pest management 

Notes

Acknowledgment

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amalahyacinth
    • 1
  • Chand Asaf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Entomology, Faculty of AgricultureAnnamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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