Isabella G. S. Visschers, Nicole M. van Dam, Janny L. Peters
Quantifying thrips damage is challenging. We present an automated protocol for the screening of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) damage on Capsicum (pepper) leaves. We show that standardizing the exposed leaf side is important for resistance ranking of accessions. Our results indicate that thrips resistance is dependent on the plant's developmental stage and its genetic background. Ultimately, our method provides an efficient tool for screening for resistance to insects in applied research and commercial bree…
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