Field and laboratory experiments with mungbean, Vigna radiate (L.) Wilczek, led to the identification of two sources with different modes of resistance to Callosobruchus chinensis (L.). Mungbean accession 2011 was least damaged when the insect infestation occurred in the field, whereas in the laboratory experiment with seeds, accession 2164 was highly resistant. Hairiness of the pod in the case of the former and seed coat hardness or possibly antibiosis in the latter are believed to be the causes of the resistance.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1981
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Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.