Overproduction of detoxifying esterases in organophosphate-resistant Culex mosquitoes and their presence in other insects.


Antisera raised against the denatured polypeptide of two organophosphate-detoxifying esterases (B1 and A1) of Culex mosquitoes were used in an immunoblot method to quantify esterase production in resistant versus susceptible strains and to detect the presence of immunologically related proteins in other insects. It was demonstrated that esterase B1 of Culex… (More)

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