Genetic Control of House Fl1NADPH-Dependent Oxidases: Relation to Insecticide Chemical Metabolism and Resistance2,3


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 62, Number 5, October 1969 , pp. 1174-1179(6)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Studies with 9 insecticide chemicals establish that gene (s) on autosome 2 in one resistant house fly, Musca domestica L., strain (R-Baygon) and on autosome 5 in another (R-Fc) control the level of activity of reduced nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)- dependent oxidases which detoxify certain chlorinated hydrocarbon, pyrethroid, organophosphate, and methyl- carbamate insecticides. Resistance to several of these insecticides in each strain is conferred, in part, by gene (s) on the same autosome as that conferring high oxidase activity. Apparently, a small number of mutants in the house fly control the level of oxidative metabolism of many insecticide chemicals and a portion of the resistance to them.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1969

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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