An excellent reference book for plant breeders and entomologists, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops combines germplasm preservation with use in insect-resistant crop development and basic research. The contributions of the authors represent the efforts, cooperation, and understanding of world leaders in the conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural production. Concepts addressed include dependency of modern agriculture on chemical pest control and applications of biotechnology in use of natural plant genes for insect-resistant crops.

Marketing Class Code: 1E, 1G, 9C

section Section 1|1 pages

Cereal Crops

chapter 1|21 pages

Germplasm Evaluation and Utilization for Insect Resistance in Rice

ByE. A. Heinrichs, Sharron S. Quisenberry

chapter 2|25 pages

The Value of Conserved Wheat Germplasm Evaluated for Arthropod Resistance

ByC. Michael Smith, Sharron S. Quisenberry, Francois du Toit

chapter 3|11 pages

Insect Resistance in Barley Germplasm

ByDavid R. Porter, Dolores W. Mornhinweg, James A. Webster

chapter 4|20 pages

Genetic Diversity of Sorghum: A Source of Insect-Resistant Germplasm

ByGeorge L. Teetes, Gary C. Peterson, Kanayo F. Nwanze, Bonnie B. Pendleton

section Section 2|1 pages

Legume Crops

chapter 5|15 pages

Bean Germplasm Resources for Insect Resistance

ByCesar Cardona, Julia Kornegay

chapter 6|29 pages

Assessment of Soybean Germplasm for Multiple Insect Resistance

ByDavid J. Boethel

chapter 7|18 pages

Germplasm Resources, Insect Resistance, and Grain Legume Improvement

ByStephen L. Clement, Massimo Cristofaro, Susan E. Cowgill, Susanne Weigand

chapter 8|20 pages

Alfalfa Germplasm Resources and Insect Resistance

ByGeorge R. Manglitz, Edgar L. Sorensen

section Section 3|1 pages

Vegetable Crops

chapter 9|19 pages

Vegetable Crops: Search for Arthropod Resistance in Genetic Resources

ByJames D. Barbour

section Section 4|1 pages

Root and Tuber Crops

chapter 10|13 pages

Utilization of Sweetpotato Genetic Resources to Develop Insect Resistance

ByWanda W. Collins, Edward E. Carey, Il-Gin Mok, Paul Thompson, Zhang Da Peng

chapter 11|33 pages

The Potato: Genetic Resources and Insect Resistance

ByKathy L. Flanders, Silvia Arnone, Edward B. Radcliffe

section Section 5|1 pages

Basic Research and Biotechnology

chapter 12|20 pages

Plant Genetic Resources for the Study of Insect-Plant Interactions

BySanford D. Eigenbrode, Stephen L. Clement