16. Resistance to Transgenic Crops and Pest Outbreaks

  1. Pedro Barbosa2,
  2. Deborah K. Letourneau3 and
  3. Anurag A. Agrawal4,5
  1. Bruce E. Tabashnik and
  2. Yves Carrière

Published Online: 29 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch16

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

How to Cite

Tabashnik, B. E. and Carrière, Y. (2012) Resistance to Transgenic Crops and Pest Outbreaks, in Insect Outbreaks Revisited (eds P. Barbosa, D. K. Letourneau and A. A. Agrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA

  2. 3

    Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA

  3. 4

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

  4. 5

    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0036 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337594

Online ISBN: 9781118295205

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Keywords:

  • pest outbreaks, resistance to transgenic crops;
  • transgenic crops, controversial and rapidly adopted technologies;
  • field-evolved resistance and outbreaks;
  • Busseola fusca resistance to Bt corn in South Africa;
  • Bt cotton pest resistance and outbreaks;
  • Pectinophora gossypiella resistance;
  • pest outbreaks, and field-evolved resistance to Bt toxins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions: field-evolved resistance and outbreaks

  • Evidence: has resistance to Bt crops caused pest outbreaks?

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References