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Application of molecular tools to monitoring for resistance alleles in Helicoverpa spp.

The industry resistance management plan for Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton is underpinned by resistance monitoring. This project is developing molecular techniques to identify the diversity and relative frequencies of Bt resistance alleles in Helicoverpa armigera and H. punctigera with a view to developing a cost-effective, faster technique for resistance monitoring. While the primary aim of the molecular techniques is to monitor resistance frequencies and detect new forms of resistance, the ability to test greater numbers of moths more easily will also inform what resistance looks like regionally and seasonally and enable elements of the resistance management plan to be tested.

Project date

1 Jul 2017-30 Apr 2021
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Principal investigator

Tom Walsh

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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