Understanding the molecular basis of insect pest resistance in Triticum aestivum using mass spectrometry
Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is a global staple crop and controlling for environmental stress that impacts grain yield is critical. Recently, Wheat Stem Sawfly (Cephus cinctus, hereafter WSS) has emerged as a new pest of wheat and is expanding across the Great Plains and southern United States. WSS is difficult to control using chemical, cultural or biological pest management methods. Currently, wheat breeders utilize a solid-stem trait to inhibit larval feeding and reduce lodging, however this trait only confers partial resistance and is thought to reduce grain yield. Models of metabolic-based ...
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