Identification of an alternative knockdown resistance (kdr)-like mutation, M918L, and a novel mutation, V1010A, in the Thrips tabaci voltage-gated sodium channel gene.

@article{Wu2014IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of an alternative knockdown resistance (kdr)-like mutation, M918L, and a novel mutation, V1010A, in the Thrips tabaci voltage-gated sodium channel gene.},
  author={Meixiang Wu and Hiroki Gotoh and Timothy William Waters and Douglas Bruce Walsh and Laura Corley Lavine},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2014},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={977-81}
}
BACKGROUND Knockdown resistance (kdr) has been identified as a main mechanism against pyrethroid insecticides in many arthropod pests including in the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci. To characterize and identify pyrethroid-resistance in onion thrips in Washington state, we conducted insecticide bioassays and sequenced a region of the voltage gated sodium channel gene from several different T. tabaci populations. RESULTS Field collected Thrips tabaci were found to have large variations in… CONTINUE READING