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Transcriptomic analysis of s-methoprene resistance in the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica, and evaluation of piperonyl butoxide as a resistance breaker

Sakka, M. K., Riga, M., Ioannidis, P., Baliota, G. V., Tselika, M., Jagadeesan, R., Nayak, M. K., Vontas, J. and Athanassiou, C. G. (2021) Transcriptomic analysis of s-methoprene resistance in the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica, and evaluation of piperonyl butoxide as a resistance breaker. BMC Genomics, 22 (1). p. 65. ISSN 1471-2164

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-07354-8

Abstract

The lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica is a serious pest of stored grains. Fumigation and contact insecticides play a major role in managing this pest globally. While insects are developing genetic resistance to chemicals, hormonal analogues such as s-methoprene play a key role in reducing general pest pressure as well as managing pest populations that are resistant to fumigants and neurotoxic contact insecticides. However, resistance to s-methoprene has been reported in R. dominica with some reports showing a remarkable high resistance, questioning the use of this compound and other related analogues in grain protection. The current study attempts to identify possible molecular mechanisms that contribute in resistance to s-methoprene in R. dominica.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Additional Information:Open access
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Field crops > Grain. Cereals
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Deposited On:18 Mar 2021 06:47
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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