Co-evolution and plant resistance to natural enemies.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Co-evolution between plants and their natural enemies is generally believed to have generated much of the Earth's biological diversity. A process analogous to co-evolution occurs in agricultural systems, in which natural enemies adapt to crop resistance introduced by breeding or genetic engineering. Because of this similarity, the investigation of resistance mechanisms in crops is helping to elucidate the workings of co-evolution in nature, while evolutionary principles, including those derived from investigation of co-evolution in nature, are being applied in the management of resistance in genetically engineered crops.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rausher, MD

Published Date

  • June 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 411 / 6839

Start / End Page

  • 857 - 864

PubMed ID

  • 11459070

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-4687

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-0836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/35081193


  • eng