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insecticide resistance

Definition:
The development or selection of heritable traits (genes) in an insect population that allow individuals expressing the trait to survive in the presence of levels of an insecticide (biological or chemical control agent) that would otherwise debilitate or kill this species of insect. The presence of such resistant insects makes the insecticide less useful for managing pest populations.
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • susceptibility to insecticides
  • insecticide susceptibility
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/47427
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