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    Author(s): Donald H.  DeHayes
    Date: 1983
    Source: In: Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. Proceedings, forest defoliator--host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 9-14.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    An interdisciplinary approach to resistance breeding is discussed with emphasis placed on documenting genetic variation and developing an understanding of the causal mechanisms responsible for variation in host susceptibility. The specific features and effectiveness of phenotypic and genetic selection are contrasted and examples of documented genetic variation in susceptibility of trees to insects are provided.

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    DeHayes, Donald H. . 1983. Selection for Insect Resistance in Forest Trees. In: Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. Proceedings, forest defoliator--host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 9-14.

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