1310-071 - Novel pest resistance in tomato (BO-26.03-003-007, BO-26.03-015-001)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


Tomatoes suffer from a wide range of pests including insects like whiteflies, aphids, thrips, caterpillars, and also spider mites.Some of the insects are difficult to control with insecticides and they develop resistance to the insecticides very quickly. In addition, several of the insecticides are hazardous to the environment, which also urges for alternative solutions to the insect problem. The best strategy is to prevent the problems occurring using resistant varieties. Resistance against insects is found in wild relatives of the cultivated tomato. In the current project we want to obtain basic information on the extent of the pest resistance identified in the in the lycopersicon group of Solanum section Lycopersicon, find out against which insects its effective and how the resistance works.

Effective start/end date1/01/1431/03/18

Research Output

QTL mapping of insect resistance components of Solanum galapagense

Vosman, B., Kashaninia, A., van’t Westende, W., Meijer-Dekens, F., van Eekelen, H., Visser, R. G. F., de Vos, R. C. H. & Voorrips, R. E., Feb 2019, In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 132, 2, p. 531–541

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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    • 3 Oral presentation

    Enrichment of Crop Genepools with Wild Relative and Landrace Diversity

    B. Vosman (Speaker)

    12 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Broad spectrum insect resistance in close relatives of the cultivated tomato

    B. Vosman (Speaker)

    7 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Different Mechanisms of Insect Resistance in tomato and pepper

    B. Vosman (Speaker)

    30 Sep 20184 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation