Genetics of Organophosphate and Carbamate Resistance in Anopheles atroparvus (Diptera: Culicidae)

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Fenitrothion resistance in Anopheles atroparvus (Van Theil) from Spain appears to be dependent on a single major, autosomal, semidominant gene. Propoxur resistance in the same population is dependent on more than one gene. Since there is cross-resistance between these two chemicals in this strain of A. atroparvus, then either one of the propoxur resistance genes also confers resistance to fenitrothion, or else fenitrothion resistance and one of the propoxur resistance genes are closely linked. The mutant marker stripe and fenitrothion resistance assort independently.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1982

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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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