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The evolution of insecticide resistance in the peach potato aphid, Myzus persicae.

Authors
  • Bass, Chris1
  • Puinean, Alin M2
  • Zimmer, Christoph T2
  • Denholm, Ian2
  • Field, Linda M2
  • Foster, Stephen P2
  • Gutbrod, Oliver3
  • Nauen, Ralf4
  • Slater, Russell5
  • Williamson, Martin S2
  • 1 Department of Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK. Electronic address: [email protected].
  • 2 Department of Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK.
  • 3 Bayer CropScience AG, Research Technologies, D40789 Monheim, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 4 Bayer CropScience AG, Pest Control Biology, D40789 Monheim, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 5 Syngenta Crop Protection, Werk Stein, Schaffhauserstrasse, Stein CH4332, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2014
Volume
51
Pages
41–51
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.05.003
PMID: 24855024
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The peach potato aphid, Myzus persicae is a globally distributed crop pest with a host range of over 400 species including many economically important crop plants. The intensive use of insecticides to control this species over many years has led to populations that are now resistant to several classes of insecticide. Work spanning over 40 years has shown that M. persicae has a remarkable ability to evolve mechanisms that avoid or overcome the toxic effect of insecticides with at least seven independent mechanisms of resistance described in this species to date. The array of novel resistance mechanisms, including several 'first examples', that have evolved in this species represents an important case study for the evolution of insecticide resistance and also rapid adaptive change in insects more generally. In this review we summarise the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying resistance in M. persicae and the insights study of this topic has provided on how resistance evolves, the selectivity of insecticides, and the link between resistance and host plant adaptation. Copyright © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

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