Management of genetics of biological-control introductions

K. R. Hopper, R. T. Roush, W. Powell

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Reviews data relevant to three topics that are central to biological-control introductions and to identify areas where some progress has been or can be made: 1) what genetic barriers prevent using a natural enemy from one prey/host species against another closely related prey/host species? If barriers exist, how can they be overcome? 2) Does laboratory rearing for biological-control introductions cause maladaptation of field conditions? If so, how can such maladaptation be avoided? 3) Is adaptation after introduction important for establishment and/or control? If so, how can such adaptation be promoted? -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-51
Number of pages25
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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