Evidence for multiple origins of identical insecticide resistance mutations in the aphid Myzus persicae.

@article{Anstead2005EvidenceFM,
  title={Evidence for multiple origins of identical insecticide resistance mutations in the aphid Myzus persicae.},
  author={James A. Anstead and Martin S. Williamson and Ian Denholm},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={249-56}
}
The peach-potato aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) has developed resistance to pyrethroid insecticides as a result of a mechanism conferring reduced nervous system sensitivity, termed knockdown resistance (kdr). This reduced sensitivity is caused by two mutations, L1014F (kdr) and M918T (super-kdr), in the para-type voltage gated sodium channel. Kdr mutations in M. persicae are found in field populations world-wide. In order to investigate whether this situation is due to the… CONTINUE READING