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Isolation of Dieldrin Resistance from Field Populations of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

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Abstract:

High levels (about 4,000-fold)of resistance to dieldrin were isolated by screening field-collected populations of Drosophila melanogaster (Meigen). The resistance was made homozygous following 2-4 generations of selection. A single, major gene mapping to the left arm of chromosome III was solely responsible for resistance. The implications of the recovery of resistant mutants from field populations of D. melanogaster are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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