Quantitative variation and selection of esterase gene amplification in Culex pipiens

@article{Guillemaud1999QuantitativeVA,
  title={Quantitative variation and selection of esterase gene amplification in Culex pipiens},
  author={Thomas Guillemaud and Michel Raymond and Anastasia Tsagkarakou and Clotilde Bernard and Pierrick Rochard and Nicole Pasteur},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1999},
  volume={83},
  pages={87-99}
}
Although descriptions of evolutionary mechanisms are common in the literature, very few studies focus on the possible evolution of the adaptive genes themselves, i.e. their quantitative and qualitative changes. Evolution of insecticide resistance in Culex pipiens is a suitable model for studying such processes. In this species, organophosphorous insecticide resistance can be achieved through the overproduction of esterases that sequester the insecticide, and this overproduction can be caused by… CONTINUE READING

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