An insensitive acetylcholinesterase in Culex pipiens (Diptera:Culicidae) from Portugal.

  title={An insensitive acetylcholinesterase in Culex pipiens (Diptera:Culicidae) from Portugal.},
  author={Denis Bourguet and R{\'u}ben A Capela and Michel Raymond},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  volume={89 5},
Resistance mechanisms of a strain (PRAIAS) of northern house mosquito, Culex pipiens L., collected in Portugal in 1993, and highly resistant to organophosphates and carbamates, were investigated by comparing the resistance characteristics to 3 organophosphorous (temephos, chlorpyrifos, malathion) and 1 carbamate (propoxur) insecticides in the presence or absence of synergists; and by determining the possible occurrence of overproduced esterases or insensitive acetylcholinesterase (AChE). The… CONTINUE READING


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