Special Issue "Genetics of Insecticide Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: tropical diseases such as Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis and Dengue; mosquitoes; malaria vectors; dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae albopictus; the Lymphatic filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus
Resistance to insecticides is a major challenge to the control of insects, either vectors of diseases, such as Malaria or dengue, or as important crop pests. The elucidation of the genetic basis of insecticide resistance in these insects is a crucial step to design resistance management strategies to prevent potentially devastating public health consequences or severe economic losses. Indeed, without genetic information on insecticide resistance genes and associated molecular markers, it is difficult to track and anticipate the course of resistance or assess its impact on disease transmission and on crop production. The advent of next-generation sequencing coupled with new functional genomics tools have accelerated the study of the genetics basis of resistance in these insects. In this Special Issue, we are calling for reviews or research articles that will cover recent progress made in elucidation of the genetic basis of resistance in these insects.
Prof. Charles Wondji
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- Insecticide resistance
- Metabolic resistance
- Target-site resistance
- Cuticular resistance
- Fitness cost
- Resistance markers