Journal article

Novel genetic basis of field-evolved resistance to Bt toxins in Plutella xylostella

SW Baxter, JZ Zhao, LJ Gahan, AM Shelton, BE Tabashnik, DG Heckel

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

Insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) are widely used to control pest insects, but evolution of resistance threatens their continued efficacy. The most common type of Bt resistance ('Mode 1') is characterized by recessive inheritance, > 500-fold resistance to at least one Cry1A toxin, negligible cross-resistance to Cry1C, and reduced binding of Bt toxins to midgut membrane target sites. Mutations affecting a Cry1A-binding midgut cadherin protein are linked to laboratory-selected Mode 1 resistance in Heliothis virescens and Pectinophora gossypiella. Here we show that field-evolved Mode 1 resistance in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, has a different genetic basis, ind..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers