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

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Devonshire, A. L., Field, L. M., Foster, S. P., Moores, G. D., Williamson, M. S. and Blackman, R. L. 1998. The evolution of insecticide resistance in the peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 353 (1376), pp. 1677-1684. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1998.0318

AuthorsDevonshire, A. L., Field, L. M., Foster, S. P., Moores, G. D., Williamson, M. S. and Blackman, R. L.
Abstract

The peach–potato aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) can resist a wide range of insecticides, but until recently (1990) the only mechanism identified was the increased production of carboxylesterases (E4 or FE4), which cause enhanced degradation and sequestration of insecticidal esters. We have now identified two forms of target–site resistance involving changes in the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and sodium channel (kdr) genes. Biochemical and DNA diagnostic methods can be used to identify all three mechanisms in individual aphids, and thereby establish their spatial distributions and temporal dynamics. Amplified genes underlie the increased production of esterases but their expression is modulated by DNA methylation. Amplification of the E4 gene is in strong linkage disequilibrium with the kdr mechanism. This may reflect strong insecticidal selection favouring aphids with multiple mechanisms, tight chromosomal linkage and/or the prominence of parthenogenesis in many M. persicae populations. The decreased fitness of resistant aphids under winter conditions may be a consequence of the altered sodium–channel gene affecting behaviour and/or the perception of external stimuli. 

KeywordsRRES175; 175_Entomology
Year of Publication1998
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
Journal citation353 (1376), pp. 1677-1684
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1998.0318
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code235
438
Project: 051218
Publication dates
Online29 Oct 1998
PublisherRoyal Society Publishing
Royal Society Publishing
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
ISSN0962-8436

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