Novel pest resistance in tomato

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Novel pest resistance in tomato

Tomatoes suffer from a wide range of pests including insects like whiteflies, aphids, thrips, caterpillars, and also spider mites.Some of the insects are difficult to control with insecticides and they develop resistance to the insecticides very quickly. In addition, several of the insecticides are hazardous to the environment, which also urges for alternative solutions to the insect problem. The best strategy is to prevent the problems occurring using resistant varieties.