D0188 Phenotypic plasticity of disease-vectoring mosquitoes towards non-chemical and chemical stressor interactions

Monday, December 13, 2010
Grand Exhibit Hall (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Chris M. Powell , Department of Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
Troy D. Anderson , Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
Millions of people are affected worldwide by disease-vectoring mosquitoes. The mosquito nervous system is a proven target for high efficacy carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides; however, widespread insecticide resistance limits their use to reduce the risk of mosquito-vectored diseases. The identification of insecticide resistance mechanisms continues to provide insight for the development of improved chemical control strategies for mosquitoes. This study examines the influence of a hypoxia-responsive signaling pathway on the biological and toxicological action of current-use insecticides and the manner in which this pathway might be exploited to improve or develop strategies to chemically control disease-vectoring mosquitoes.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.52812

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