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Pest Manag Sci. 2013 Feb;69(2):156-9. doi: 10.1002/ps.3335. Epub 2012 Jun 14.

Spider mite control and resistance management: does a genome help?

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Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. thomas.vanleeuwen@ugent.be

Abstract

The complete genome of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, has been reported. This is the first sequenced genome of a highly polyphagous and resistant agricultural pest. The question as to what the genome offers the community working on spider mite control is addressed.

PMID:
22696491
DOI:
10.1002/ps.3335
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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