Nilaparvata lugens (Stål), brown planthopper (BPH) is as a major pest of rice crop. Developing rice resistant to BPH is an economically and environmentally friendly approach. A transgenic rice line with DB1 (Dioscorea batatas tuber lectin 1) transgene has been engineered to overcome the problem. The objective of the experiment was to obtain the level of resistance of a DB1 rice line (DB1-inserted cv. Taichung 65) and some rice genotypes against two colonies of BPH. Resistance study was performed in BPH’s preference, honeydew excretion, crop damage, and population development. The resistant test was carried out using two biotypes BPH i.e., biotype 2 (Sukamandi) and biotype 3 (North Sumatera). The result showed that DB1 transgenic rice was moderately resistant to biotype 2, while to be susceptible when invested to biotype 3, indicating that the DB1 gene increases the resistance level, from susceptible to moderately resistant. All tested genotypes were chosen by biotype 2 for laying eggs, while for biotype 3 preferred five genotypes (DB1 transgenic line, PTB-33, Babawee, IR-64 dan IR-42). Genotype significantly differed on number of BPH and was considerably lower on PTB-33 than the others. Honeydew excretion of genotypes showed equal on biotype 2 and 3, except on biotype 3 of IR 42 (susceptible to BPH) which showing high amount of feces. PTB 33 had lower BPH population as compared to others, indicating high resistance to BPH of biotype 2 and 3 from Indonesia.
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