Eye Color in Spodoptera littoralis and Its Independence from Genes Causing Resistance to Monocrotophos

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In a resistant laboratory population of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval), 1.1% individuals of yellow eye color occur. Breeding the mutants inter se resulted in an F2 pure for the gene controlling yellow eye color. Reciprocal crosses of the resistant (brown-eyed) with the sensitive (yellow-eyed) population resulted in 7 and 12% yellow-eyed offspring. This corresponds to a 10% expected ratio of homozygotes of a recessive mutant in such a cross. Eye color is not linked with any of the genes controlling several R-mechanisms in the resistant strain.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1980

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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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