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Understanding the evolution of insecticide resistance in Brazilian crop pests: towards effective insecticide resistance management (IRM)

Grant number: 18/21155-6
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: May 01, 2019 - July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Convênio/Acordo: BBSRC, UKRI ; Newton Fund, with FAPESP as a partner institution in Brazil
Principal Investigator:Celso Omoto
Grantee:Celso Omoto
Principal researcher abroad: Christopher Bass
Institution abroad: University of Exeter, Penryn, England
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Fernando Luis Cônsoli ; Julian Alexander Thomas Dow ; Shireen-Anne Davies
Associated scholarship(s):19/17215-6 - Identification of molecular markers to detect insecticide resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda and Euschistus heros and the role of the insect microbiome in resistance, BP.PD


Insecticide resistance represents a growing threat to the sustainability of Brazilian agriculture, and strategies to prevent, delay or overcome resistance are urgently required. The development of effective approaches to combat resistance, however, has been constrained by a lack of knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of resistance in key pests of Brazilian agri-ecosystems. The overarching aim of this stage 2 project is to address this knowledge gap by 1) exploiting new genomic and transcriptomic resources (generated in the stage 1 project) to understand the molecular basis of resistance in the neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros, and the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, and 2) translate this knowledge into tools and strategies to combat resistance. (AU)

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(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)
SINGH, KUMAR SAURABH; CORDEIRO, ERICK M. G.; HUNT, BENJAMIN J.; PANDIT, ANIRUDDHA A.; SOARES, PATRICIA L.; CORREA, ALBERTO S.; ZIMMER, CHRISTOPH T.; ZUCCHI, MARIA, I; BATISTA, CARLOS; DOW, JULIAN A. T.; et al. The genome sequence of the Neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros provides insights into population structure, demographic history and signatures of adaptation. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, v. 152, p. 10-pg., . (18/21155-6, 17/50455-5, 18/20668-0)

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