Special Issue "Insecticide Resistance: The Genetic Basis and Underlying Mechanisms in Potato Pests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: Insecticide Resistance; Biopesticides
Insecticide resistance is a growing problem worldwide, with numerous pests rapidly developing resistance. Potato pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle and potato/peach aphid, are some of the prime examples of insects overcoming the effects of insecticides and their mode of actions. In order to delay the development of resistance, growers are advised to alternate insecticide use according to their different classes. This is becoming more challenging with an ever-decreasing number of insecticide classes and products. As a result, the use of reduced risk products—both synthetic pesticides and biopesticides—and the development of novel biotechnology (RNAi) is increasing. Therefore, the evolution of resistance to these products in potato insect pests should also be addressed. Research presented in this Special Issue should examine changes in the susceptibility to these technologies in both laboratory and field populations as well as mechanisms of resistance. Understanding the genetic basis of resistance will provide critical information for the resistance management of these new products.
Dr. Ian Scott
Prof. Zsofia Szendrei
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- insect pests
- insecticide resistance
- genetic mechanisms