The Kdr Factor in Pyrethroid Resistance
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.
KeywordsNegative Temperature Coefficient Musca Domestica Thoracic Ganglion Excitatory Postsynaptic Potential Pyrethroid Resistance
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