Amplification of an esterase gene is responsible for insecticide resistance in a California Culex mosquito.

@article{Mouchs1986AmplificationOA,
  title={Amplification of an esterase gene is responsible for insecticide resistance in a California Culex mosquito.},
  author={Claude Mouch{\`e}s and Nicole Pasteur and Jean Baptiste Berg{\'e} and Olivier Hyrien and Michel Raymond and B R de Saint Vincent and M de Silvestri and George P. Georghiou},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={233 4765},
  pages={778-80}
}
An esterase gene from the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus that is responsible for resistance to a variety of organophosphorus (OP) insecticides was cloned in lambda gt11 phage. This gene was used to investigate the genetic mechanism of the high production of the esterase B1 it encodes in OP-resistant Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Tem-R strain) from California. Adults of the Tem-R strain were found to possess at least 250 times more copies of the gene than adults of a susceptible strain (S-Lab… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 71 extracted citations

Gene Duplication in Insecticide Resistance

View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…