Effects of climate change on plant-insect interactions and prospects for resistance breeding using genetic resources

J. Pritchard, C. Broekgaarden, B. Vosman

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Abstract

This chapter describes the components (elevated CO2, temperature and drought) of climate change and their direct and indirect effects on plant-insect interactions. The genetic resources (such as wild relatives and traditional, locally adapted landraces) important for increasing pest/disease resistance in crop plants are described. Some strategies for introduction of pest and disease resistance are presented, which include traditional and biotechnological (genetic modification) approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant genetic resources and climate change
EditorsM. Jackson, B. Ford-Lloyd, M. Parry
Place of PublicationWallingford, UK
PublisherCABI
Pages270-284
ISBN (Print)9781780641973
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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