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Detoxifying esterases in Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus from the Caribbean countries

By André Yebakima, Marie-Michèle Yptcha, Paul Reiter, Juan Bisset, Bernard Delay, Christine Chevillon and Nicole Pasteur


International audienceSeveral over-produced esterases confer resistance to organophosphorus insecticides in the Culex pipiens complex. We describe their distribution in islands and countries of the Caribbean region based on new collections and previous studies, and discuss the need to: 1) undertake DNA studies to correctly identify the esterase B alleles that are amplified in different regions, and 2) investigate the variability among gene copies within each amplification system in order to fully understand their origin and their evolution through time

Topics: Insecticide resistance, amplification, esterases, mosquitoes, Culex pipiens, Culex quinquefasciatus, Diptera, esterase, [SDE.BE.EVO]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology/
Publisher: 'The American Mosquito Control Association'
Year: 1995
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:halsde-00201338v1
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