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INSECT BEHAVIOURAL RESPONSES TO TOXINS: PRACTICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Fred G. Pluthero (a1) and Rama S. Singh (a1)

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The behavioural responses of insects to insecticides and the relationships of these responses to physiological resistance are reviewed and discussed in terms of their potential economic importance and their genetic and evolutionary bases. In addition, responses to insecticide are compared with responses of phytophagous insects to host-produced toxins, with the discussion centring upon the genetic and evolutionary bases of these similar types of response and their possible roles in adaptation and speciation.

Les réponses comportementales des insectes aux insecticides et les relations de ces réponses avec la résistance physiologique sont passées en revue et examinées en rapport avec leur importance économique potentielle ainsi que leurs bases génétiques et évolutives. De plus, les réponses aux insecticides sont comparées à celles des insectes phytophages vis-à-vis des toxines produites par leurs plantes-hôtes, la discussion se rapportant aux bases génétiques et évolutives de ces catégories semblables de réponses, ainsi qu'à leurs rôles dans l'adaptation et la spéciation.

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INSECT BEHAVIOURAL RESPONSES TO TOXINS: PRACTICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Fred G. Pluthero (a1) and Rama S. Singh (a1)

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