Genotypically Dependent Effects of Cyromazine on Reproduction and Offspring Development in the Australian Lucilia Cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

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The effects of cyromazineon egg production and subsequent egg-to-adult survival were examined on susceptible,heterozygous,and homozygouscyromazine-resistant genotypes of the Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia Cuprina (Wiedemann) by administeringto adults 10 ppm of cyromazinein drinking water. Cyromazine reduced egg production, hatch, and subsequent larval survival in susceptible genotypes by acting at the embryonic stage of development. Resistance negated these effects dominantly for egg production and egg hatch and in a partially dominant manner for egg-to-adult survivorship.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1998

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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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