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Pest Resistance to Pesticides

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Pesticide Resistance in Time and Space

  • George P. GeorghiouAffiliated withDivision of Toxicology and Physiology, Department of Entomology, University of California
  • , Roni B. MellonAffiliated withDivision of Toxicology and Physiology, Department of Entomology, University of California

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Abstract

Within the evolutionarily insignificant period of just 65 years, beginning when the first case of resistance to a pesticide was reported (Melander, 1914), the phenomenon of resistance has proliferated exponentially so as to constitute today an indispensable consideration in nearly every pest control program.