Evaluation of methoprene, an insect growth regulator, to potential development of resistance in Culex tarsalis and Culex pipens mosquitoes

Principal Investigator: Scott Bernhardt 

Mosquitoes are critical vectors of disease and management programs devote massive amounts of resources to reduce their populations. The frequent use of methoprene, a highly specific larvicide, places mosquito populations at risk of developing resistance. This study seeks to understand how the methoprene-tolerance gene (Met), suspected of conferring methoprene resistance, affects susceptibility in two US West Nile virus vectors (Culex tarsalis and Culex pipens).

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