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.
Gassmann, A. J., Petzold-Maxwell, J. L., Clifton, E. H., Dunbar, M. W., Hoffmann, A. M., Ingber, D. A. and Keweshan, R. S. 2014. Field-evolved resistance by western corn rootworm to multiple Bacillus thuringiensis toxins in transgenic maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111:5141-5146 Read more about Publications