Autosomal Sex-Associated Pyrethroid Resistance in a Strain of House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) with a Male-Determining Factor on Chromosome Three

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Mechanisms and genetics of resistance to pyrethroid insecticides were investigated in a strain of house fly (ASPR) collected from a cattle ranch in Miyagi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Flies were selected in the laboratory with the pyrethroid insecticide permethrin. Both sees were resistant to pyrethroids; however, females were 22- to 245-fold more resistant than males. Permethrin resistance could be partly suppressed by the monooxygenase inhibitor piperonyl butoxide in females, but not in males. In this strain, sex was determined by a male factor on the third autosome. The relationship of the autosomal male factor to the lower resistance levels observed in the males and the mechanisms of resistance expressed in each sex are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1990

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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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