pea weevil

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Noun1.Pea weevil - larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plantpea weevil - larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plant
seed beetle, seed weevil - a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
Bruchus, genus Bruchus - type genus of the Bruchidae
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Response of Pea Varieties to Damage Degree of Pea Weevil, Bruchus pisorum L.
In a 2005 study by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian government's scientific research arm, it was found that a gene from a bean that was inserted into pea plants (to make them resistant to the pea weevil) caused an immune response in mice.
INSECT PESTS are a major problem in the worldwide production of field pea, with the pea weevil being one of the most destructive pests of this grain legume (Clement et al., 2000).
sativum lines with the Np gene respond to the presence of pea weevil eggs on pods by forming callus (neoplastic pod trait) that reduces larval entry into the pod (Hardie, 1990; Berdnikov et al., 1992; Doss et al., 2000).
In the absence of seed resistance to pea weevil in the Pisum primary gene pool (P.
Cornworms and pea weevils are stopped by weekly applications of Bacillus thurengiensis.