Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2001


Published in Great Plains Research 11:2 (Fall 2001). Copyright © 2001 Center for Great Plains Studies.


When asked to review this volume, I feared it might be an overly long and involved textbook on pesticide resistance. Happily, the book is actually a collection of papers by some of the world's top resistance researchers. Written in scientific journal style, it contains fourteen concise, articulate, informative papers divided into two sections: "Genes and Mechanisms" and "Ecological Genetics and Management." The book is heavily geared toward resistance researchers, although geneticists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists may also find it instructive. The general reader would be wise to start with papers in the second section, which offer longer introductions and more basic information on insecticide resistance than those of the first, written more for biochemists and geneticists.