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Inheritance of CYP6D1-Mediated Pyrethroid Resistance in House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae)

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The inheritance of cytochrome P450 monooxygenase-mediated (i.e., CYP6D1) resistance in the LPR strain of house fly, Musca domestica L., was investigated by comparing levels of monooxygenase-mediated permethrin resistance and CYP6D1 messenger RNA in 7 populations of house flies. Results indicate that monooxygenase-mediated resistance, and overexpression of CYP6D1, in the LPR strain are controlled by an incompletely recessive trans acting factor(s) on autosome 2 and a nearly completely dominant cis acting factor(s) on autosome 1. The polygenic nature of CYP6D1-mediated resistance and the relative dominance of the resistance factor(s) on autosome 1 suggests this type of resistance could develop relatively quickly.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1997

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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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