A genetically marked insecticide-susceptible strain of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.), has been developed by incorporating the orange-body trait into a stock containing the genomes of 2 of the most susceptible strains available. The new stock retained its susceptibility as indicated by tarsal contact tests with 12 insecticides. The integrity of the stock can be ensured by removing any wild type body color contaminants. This stock is well suited to become the standard-susceptible strain for the German cockroach and is available upon request.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1995
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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.