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Title: Drought stress linked to Mexican rice borer (MRB) infestation of sugarcane varieties and on going research on enhancing resistance

item Showler, Allan

Submitted to: Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/27/2010
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Interpretive Summary: Influences of drought stress on Mexican rice borer preference, in association with changes in nutritional components in the plant, were determined. The characteristics of leaves that influence preference for oviposition were prioritized, with physical characteristics being over-riding factors. Preferences between varieties have been connected mainly to levels of certain free amino acids in the plant.

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