The Kdr Factor in Pyrethroid Resistance

  • T. A. Miller
  • V. L. Salgado
  • S. N. Irving


The pyrethroid and DDT insecticides share several properties: Both groups of chemicals are more toxic at lower temperatures and poison nerves in a superficially similar manner, and their fdr-resistance factors confer cross resistance to both pyrethroids and DDT. It is possible to describe the action of an insecticide as DDT-like or pyrethroid-like, but it is impossible to state categorically which structural features determine DDT-like or pyrethroid-like action.


Negative Temperature Coefficient Musca Domestica Thoracic Ganglion Excitatory Postsynaptic Potential Pyrethroid Resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Miller
    • 1
  • V. L. Salgado
    • 1
  • S. N. Irving
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Toxicology and Physiology, Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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