Resistance of mosquitoes to insecticides is mainly attributed to their adaptation to vector control interventions. Although pesticides used in agriculture have been frequently mentioned as an additional force driving the selection of resistance, only a few studies were dedicated to validate this hypothesis and characterise the underlying mechanisms. While insecticide resistance is rising dramatically in Africa, deciphering how agriculture affects resistance is crucial for improving resistance management strategies. In this context, the multigenerational effect of agricultural pollutants on the selection of insecticide resistance was examined in Anopheles gambiae.
Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Gene Expression Regulation
Insect Vectors/drug effects*
Protein Array Analysis
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
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