Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects of Insecticide Resistance

Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects of Insecticide Resistance

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This comprehensive book addresses the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape the response of insect populations to attempted control by chemical insecticides. Through broad coverage of the literature, the author investigates the phenotypic basis of the change from susceptibility to resistance at genetic, molecular, and biochemical levels, and then relates the results to the most effective strategies for managing resistance. Within this framework, this book critically analyses areas of current research, and identifies areas of future research. Dr. McKenzie emphasizes the necessity of a pure research approach to understanding the evolution of resistance and he asserts that resistance systems are ideal models for tackling questions of general ecological and evolutionary interest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 186 x 261 x 17mm | 722g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0124848257
  • 9780124848252

Table of contents

An evolution and ecological framework; the genetic basis of insecticide resistance; factors influencing selection for insecticide resistance; selection against resistance pheno-types; the biochemical and molecular bases of resistance: applications to ecological and evolutionary questions; apply-ing the theory: the better management of resistance and pests; research towards 2001.
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