Entomology (emeritus Group David Heckel)

Spodoptera frugiperda, © MPI CE / A. T. Groot

The Emeritus Group of Prof. Dr. David G. Heckel came into existence on 1 March 2021, and is pursing the following topics:

• Mode of action of insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis in order to combat resistance evolution by pest insects

• Mechanisms of insect resistance to chemical insecticides, particularly the CYP337B3 gene of Helicoverpa armigera and pyrethroid resistance

• Genetic basis of the evolution of sex pheromone signalling and receiving pathways in Lepidoptera, especially in Heliothis and Ostrinia

• Genetics of host strain differentiation in the invasive fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda

Prof. David G. Heckel

Director (emeritus): Prof. David G. Heckel
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 57 1599

Katrin Salzmann-Böhmer

Assistant: Katrin Salzmann-Böhmer
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 57 1501