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Livingston_presentation_Ben_Crost - Managing Resistance...

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    Managing Resistance  Evolution with Refugia Livingston, Carlson and  Fackler Presented by Ben  Crost
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    The Setting Cotton production in the midsouth Two pests: budworm and bollworm Two pest-control technologies: Bt-cotton  and pyrethroids Evolution of resistance to pest-control is a  major problem
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    The Setting (2) Resistance-free pests are a public good The EPA tries to control resistance by  mandating refugia Farmers have two options:  1.) leave 5% of their cotton-crop non-Bt  and unsprayed 2.) leave 20% non-Bt but sprayed
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    The Question What is the optimal size of  refugia? Combine biological, economic  and regulatory model
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    Biological Model 2-locus by 2-allele model Locus: The specific place on a  chromosome where a gene is located Allele: A variant of the DNA sequence at a  given locus  
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