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Multi-omic approaches to understand the evolution of insecticide resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda and Euschistus heros: towards effective insecticide resistance management (IRM) in Brazilian agri-ecosystems

Grant number: 17/50455-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Cooperation agreement: BBSRC, UKRI ; Newton Fund, with FAPESP as a partner institution in Brazil
Principal Investigator:Celso Omoto
Grantee:Celso Omoto
Principal investigator abroad: Chris Bass
Institution abroad: University of Exeter, Exeter, England
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


Insecticide resistance represents a growing constraint on the productivity of Brazilian agriculture, and strategies and tools to prevent, slow or overcome the emergence and spread of resistance are urgently required. The development of effective approaches to combat resistance requires knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of resistance evolution, however, current studies are hampered by a lack of genomic and transcriptomic resources for key crop pests. This pump-prime project aims to: 1) Provide underpinning data and omic resources that can be exploited in follow on projects to understand the mechanisms of insecticide resistance in two key insect crop pests of Brazilian agriculture, and 2) develop an integrated network of key stakeholder groups as a prerequisite for effective translation of the tools and knowledge generated in this and future projects into strategies to combat resistance. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FREITAS GOMES, ANA FLAVIA; OMOTO, CELSO; CONSOLI, FERNANDO LUIS. Gut bacteria of field-collected larvae of Spodoptera frugiperda undergo selection and are more diverse and active in metabolizing multiple insecticides than laboratory-selected resistant strains. JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE, v. 93, n. 2 JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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