alexa Pirimiphos-Methyl Resistance Status of Field Populations of Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) From Grand Tunis Area, Northeast Tunisia
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Hereditary Genetics: Current Research
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Research Article

Pirimiphos-Methyl Resistance Status of Field Populations of Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) From Grand Tunis Area, Northeast Tunisia

Ahmed Tabbabi1*, Jaber Daaboub1,2, Ali Laamari1, Raja Ben Cheikh1 and Hassen Ben Cheikh1

1Laboratory of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine of Monastir, Monastir University, 5019, Monastir, Tunisia

2Department of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Public Health, 1006, Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author:
Tabbabi A
Laboratory of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine
of Monastir, Monastir University, 5019
Monastir, Tunisia
Tel: 73500276
Fax: 73500278
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 17, 2017; Accepted date: April 28, 2017; Published date: May 05, 2017

Citation: Tabbabi A, Daaboub J, Laamari A, Cheikh RB, Cheikh HB (2017) Pirimiphos-Methyl Resistance Status of Field Populations of Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) From Grand Tunis Area, Northeast Tunisia. Hereditary Genet 6:175. doi:10.4172/2161-1041.1000175

Copyright: © 2017 Tabbabi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Mosquito species are responsible for the transmission of many parasitic diseases and their control leads to the phenomenon of resistance to insecticides. Five Culex pipiens samples were collected from various localities of Grand Tunis area, Northeast Tunisia, between June 2003 and November 2005. All the studied samples were resistant to pirimiphos methyl (organophosphorus insecticide). Our results showed the implication of insensitive acetylcholinesterase and overproduced esterases in the résistance of the Tunisian populations of Culex pipiens. Results were discussed in relation to resistance mechanism.

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