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Putative pleiotropic effects of the knockdown resistance (L1014F) allele on the life-history traits of Anopheles gambiae

January 12, 2022 - 23:02 -- Open Access
Adandé A. Medjigbodo, Luc S. Djogbénou, Oswald Y. Djihinto, Romaric B. Akoton, Emmanuella Abbey, Rosaria M. Kakossou, Eric G. Sonounameto, Esther B. J. Salavi, Laurette Djossou and Athanase Badolo
Malaria Journal 2021 20:480, 20 December 2021

Existing mechanisms of insecticide resistance are known to help the survival of mosquitoes following contact with chemical compounds, even though they could negatively affect the life-history traits of resistant malaria vectors. In West Africa, the knockdown resistance mechanism kdrR (L1014F) is the most common. However, little knowledge is available on its effects on mosquito life-history traits. The fitness effects associated with this knockdown resistance allele in Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.) were investigated in an insecticide-free laboratory environment.

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