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Inheritance, fitness costs, and potential mechanisms of resistance for western corn rootworm larvae surviving Bt corn
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, has developed resistance to most control tactics used to manage it. Transgenic corn varieties that express insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus ...
Habitat manipulations to enhance the abundance and diversity of pollinators visting helianthus annuus l.
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
Insect pollinators face many challenges with the development of modern agriculture. These challenges, such as reduction in habitat range and landscape fragmentation, may be overcome by diversifying the plant community. By ...