Selection for Cry3Bb1 Resistance in a Genetically Diverse Population of Nondiapausing Western Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Authors: Oswald, Kenneth J.; French, B. Wade; Nielson, Chad; Bagley, Mark
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 104, Number 3, June 2011 , pp. 1038-1044(7)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Five short-diapause laboratory lines of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), were selected for resistance to MON863, a variety of corn genetically modified with the Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt) transgene that expresses the Cry3Bb1 δ-endotoxin. Three of the selected lines were developed by incremental increase in the duration of exposure to MON863 over 11 generations (moderate selected lines). Two selected lines were developed from a control group by constant exposure to MON863 for at least 14 d posthatch over seven generations (intense selected lines). At the end of the experiment, survivorship, as measured by adult emergence, was ≈4 times higher in each of the selected lines reared on MON863 compared with control lines. Estimates of realized heritabilities (h2) were 0.16 and 0.15 for the moderate and intense selected lines, respectively, and are consistent with h2 estimates reported previously from a variety of pest insects. These lines provide data necessary for evaluating the potential for Bt resistance within diabroticite beetles and will be useful for developing improved insect resistance management strategies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-06-01
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