Redlegged Earth Mite – a pesticide resistance evolution

Host: | Date: 19 Feb 2020

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A key research question that has an appreciable bearing on our future management of this pest relates to the way in which resistance has evolved in the Redlegged Earth Mite.

Has resistance in RLEM evolved time and time again at a local scale, or has one mutation spread widely to confer resistance to mites in other regions?

In this podcast Professor Ary Hoffman from the University of Melbourne reveals DNA technology has enabled researchers to make great advances in understanding the Redlegged Earth Mite and how resistance to pesticides has evolved.


Nick Bell | Research manager to Prof Ary Hoffmann
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