Pest Management Science (2011) 67, 87-93

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Wen Xie, Shaoli Wang, Qingjun Wu, Yuntao Feng, Huipeng Pan, Xiaoguo Jiao, Long Zhou, Xin Yang, Wei Fu, Haiyuan Teng, Baoyun Xu and Youjun Zhang (2011)
Induction effects of host plants on insecticide susceptibility and detoxification enzymes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
Pest Management Science 67 (1), 87-93
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The polyphagous B-biotype Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) has developed a high resistance to commonly used insecticides in China. To illustrate the induced changes by host plant, bioassay and biochemical research on five different host populations were investigated.
RESULTS: Except for bifenthrin, all tested insecticides showed lower toxicity to the B. tabaci poinsettia population compared with other host populations. Moreover, four insecticides, the exceptions being abamectin and fipronil, showed highest toxicity towards the tomato population. The LC50 values of the poinsettia population, particularly towards acetamiprid, were 14.8-, 10.3- and 7.29-fold higher than those of tomato, cucumber and cabbage respectively. The CarE activities of B. tabaci cabbage and cucumber populations were all significantly higher than those of poinsettia, cotton and tomato populations. The ratio of the cabbage population was 1.97-, 1.79- and 1.30-fold higher than that of poinsettia, cotton and tomato respectively. The frequency profiles for this activity also have obvious differences. The GST and P450 activities of the cucumber population were the lowest in the five host populations.
CONCLUSION: Long-term induction of host plants for B-biotype B. tabaci could influence their susceptibilities to several insecticides. Rational selection and usage of insecticides for particular hosts will be helpful for resistance management and control of this species.
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Database assignments for author(s): Shaoli Wang, Qing Jun Wu

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
pesticide resistance of pest

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Bemisia tabaci biotype MEAM1 Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) China (NE)