Brown planthopper genome research for insect pest management
Brown planthopper (BPH, Nilaparvata lugens) is the most important insect pest of rice that decreases rice yield by direct feeding on rice or virus transmission of rice diseases. While insecticides and host-plant resistance to BPH have been used for controlling this insect pest, emergence of new populations that developed insecticide resistance or adaptation to resistant rice varieties in the fields is the critical threat for BPH management. Understanding the genetic basis and identifying responsible genes for these agriculturally important traits in BPH are necessary for future BPH management strategies.
- Mapping the genes that comprise the brown planthopper genome
- BPH genome databases and resources
- BPH genome and research on insect resistance genes