Development of Resistance to Erythrosin B in the House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae)

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Resistance to erythrosin B was induced by feeding successive generations of adult house flies with increasing molar concentrations of the dye before a light exposure period. After 32 generations of selection pressure, a 48-fold level of resistance was recorded. Upon removal of selection pressure after 20 generations, the level of resistance remained nearly constant. This constancy suggests that resistance to erythrosin B is relatively stable. Reciprocal crosses show that erythrosm B resistance is inherited as a codominant character and that sex linkage is not involved.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1983

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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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