Isolation of dieldrin resistance from field populations of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

R. H. Ffrench-Constant, Richard T. Roush, D. Mortlock, G. P. Dively

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Abstract

High levels (about 4000-fold) of resistance to dieldrin were isolated by screening field-collected populations of Drosophila melanogaster. The resistance was made homozygous following 2-4 generations of selection. A single, major gene mapping to the left arm of chromosome III was solely responsible for resistance. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1733-1737
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Economic Entomology
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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