fitness costs

Amanda (Hoffmann) Sorgatz

Area of Expertise: 
Fitness Costs of Bt Resistance
M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University

For her master's degree, Amanda tested whether the ecological important variables of host-plant resistance and entomopathogens could affect the magnitude and dominance of fitness costs associated with resistance to Cry3Bb1 in western corn rootworm.

Aubrey Paolino

Area of Expertise: 
Insect Resistance Management
M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University

Aubrey's research addressed fitness costs of Bt resistance and inheritance of resistance traits in western corn rootworm.


Gressel, J., Gassmann, A. J., and Owen, M. D. K.  In Press.  How well will stacked transgenic pest/herbicide resistances delay pests from evolving resistance?  Pest Management Science.

Petzold-Maxwell, J. L., Siegfried, B. D., Hellmich, R. L., Abel, C. A., Coates, B. S., Spencer, T. A., Horikoshi, R. J. and Gassmann, A. J.  In Press.  Fitness costs associated with Cry1F resistance in the European corn borer.  Journal of Applied Entomology.  Read more about Publications

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