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Development and Characterization of Resistance to o-lsopropoxyphenyl Methyl-carbamate in the Mosquito Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say

Naturevolume 207pages883884 (1965) | Download Citation



THE possibility of development of resistance to carbamate insecticides in mosquitoes, and the character of such resistance, are questions of profound importance in the vector control and eradication programmes of public health agencies. With the gradual elimination of organo-chlorine insecticides in many parts of the world due to development of resistance, attention has been directed to substitute insecticides, particularly in the organophos-phorous and carbamate groups1,2. Resistance to certain organophosphorous insecticides has already appeared in strains of Culex and Aedes, especially in areas where these compounds have been used routinely as larvicides1,3. This phenomenon has created even greater urgency for research into the resistance potential of mosquitoes to the carbamate insecticides.

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    World Health Organization, Insecticide Resistance and Vector Control. Thirteenth Report WHO Expert Committee on Insecticides. Tech. Rep. Ser., 265, 227 (1963).

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    Georghiou, G. P., and Metcalf, R. L., Mosquito News, 21, 303 (1961).

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    Brown, A. W. A., Lewallen, L. L., and Gillies, P. A., Mosquito News, 23, 341 (1963).

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    Georghiou, G. P., and Metcalf, R. L., Science, 140, 301 (1963).

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    Georghiou, G. P., Proc. 31st Ann. Gong. Calif. Mosquito Control Assoc., 80 (1963).

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  1. Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside



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