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.
I am studying fitness costs of Bt resistance and inheritance of resistance traits in western corn rootworm.
Andow, D. A., Pueppke, S. G., Schaafsma, A. W., Gassmann, A. J., Sappington, T. W., Meinke, L. J., Mitchell, P. D., Hurley, T. M., Hellmich, R. L. and Porter, R. P. In Press. Early detection and mitigation of resistance to Bt maize by western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. Read more about Publications