Asked Sep 29, 2019

Explain why wild plants that acquire a gene that provides them with pesticide resistance may become a problem to farmers.


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The term pesticide resistance means the decreased influence of pest population to a pesticide that used to get influence the pest control. Pest species become pesticide resistance due to natural selection. Moreover, due to evolving physiological changes, pests become resistant from the chemical.

Step 2

Mutation in a gene can result in the formation of a pest-resistant organism. In some cases, many genes are involved in the evolution of a pest-resistant organism. These genes are autosomal in nature.

Adaptation of a plant to the pesticide can create the problems to the farmers. Th...

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