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Special Issue "The Evolution of Pesticide Resistance"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Pest and Vector Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 13178
Special Issue Editors
Interests: molecular mechanisms of pesticide resistance; functional genomics; proteomics; gene expression and regulation; antibody specificity; RNAi; CRISPR Therapeutics
Interests: xenobiotic adaptation; arthropod structural biology; functional genomics; insect toxicogenomics; insect molecular biophysics; enzyme chemistry
Interests: organism adaption to environmental changes; insecticide resistance; insect toxicology and physiology; insect-plant interaction
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Special Issue Information
Arthropod pests cause substantial economic loss in agricultural and urban systems and could threaten food safety, nutrition, and human health. Pesticide application plays a critical role in the control of agricultural pests and disease vector populations. However, extensive application of pesticides accelerates the accumulation of resistance-associated genes in survivors. The development of pesticide resistance is a dynamic and complex process, depending on genetic, physiological, behavioral, and ecological factors, as well as operational factors, including the application timing, rate, coverage, and method. Additionally, increased usage of pesticides consequently damages ecological systems and non-target organisms. With the advance of genomic and post-genomic technologies, studies uncovering the genes, pathways, mechanisms, and ecological factors responsible for the evolution of pesticide resistance become promising. Further research on pesticide adaptation is of theoretical and applied importance in understanding the evolution of resistance and helping the development of more sustainable pest control strategies in the future.
Dr. Qiang Xu
Dr. Fang (Rose) Zhu
Dr. Ting Li
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- resistance mechanisms
- target-site insensitivity
- plant allelochemicals
- xenobiotic adaptation
- circadian rhythms
- climate change