The inheritance of resistance to carbamate insecticides was measured in crosses between 2 resistant strains of Musca damestica L. and a susceptible strain carrying visible recessive mutants on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th chromosomes. In both resistant strains, gene (s) on chromosomes 2 and 5 conferred resistance to carbamates. In 1 strain, a gene on chromosome 3 also contributed to resistance. Therefore, the total resistance of the test strains is apparently due to the interaction of several genes acting together.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1970
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