Laboratory Equipments Used for Host–Plant Resistance Studies

  • K. P. Kumar
  • Christine Ilemut


To measure response of arthropods to the host or non-host plants, sensitive and sophisticated equipments have been developed and used for understanding host–plant relationships. To unravel the intricate relationships between the plant and the insects, the use of select equipments has been provided.


Responses of arthropods Characteristics of the plant Measurement Equipments 



Authors are thankful to Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development, Uganda, for encouragement and contributors for the other photos which have been included in this chapter.


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  2. Rechcigl, J. A., & Nancy, A. R. (2015). Insect pest management: Techniques for environmental protection (p. 392). Boca Raton: CRC Press.Google Scholar
  3. Hummel, H. E., & Miller, T. A. (2012). Techniques in pheromone research (p. 464). New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  4. Pedigo, L. P., & Rice, M.E. (2014) Entomology and pest management (6th ed., p. 742). Singapore: Pearson education Inc.Google Scholar
  5. Schoonhoven, L. M., Van Loon, J. J. A. & Marcel, D. (2005). Insect-Plant bioecology. Second Edition. Oxoford University Press. pp: 421. Rechcigl, J. A. & Nancy, A. R. (2015). Insect pest management: Techniques for Environmental Protection. CRC Press. pp:392.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. P. Kumar
    • 1
  • Christine Ilemut
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, GKVKBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and DevelopmentMorotoUganda

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