Role of Detoxication Esterases in Insecticide Resistance

  • Kazuo Yasutomi


Organophosphate (OP) resistance among Japanese mosquitoes was first observed in 1967 in the city of Amagasaki in the larvae of Culex pipiens pallens, and since then resistant populations of the Culex pipiens complex have spread widely to many parts of the country. Recent tests indicated that several populations of Culex tvitaenio-rhynchu, the vector of Japanese B-encephalitis, are also resistant to organophosphorus insecticides.


Esterase Activity Organophosphorus Insecticide Acetylcholine Chloride Open Sewer Green Rice Leafhopper 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Yasutomi
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  1. 1.Pest Control Laboratory, Department of Medical EntomologyNational Institute of HealthKamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141Japan

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