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Genetic control of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.)

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Insect pests represent major threats to food production, biodiversity conservation, and human and animal health. Currently, the most widespread strategy to control their populations is through the spraying of synthetic chemical insecticides. However, the overuse of these compounds has had significant negative environmental consequences. Additionally, our reliance on insecticides has resulted in major reductions in their efficacy through pest-evolved resistance. To successfully manage insect p...

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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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Case Studentship H93915B
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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