Insecticide Resistance on the Move

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Science  27 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5590, pp. 2222-2223
DOI: 10.1126/science.1077266

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Understanding the genetics of insecticide resistance is critical to the prediction and management of resistant insects. In their perspective, Denholm and colleagues describe new work on the genetics of DDT resistance in Drosophila (Daborn et al.). The data reinforce the hypothesis that resistance can spread quickly to new areas through migration of resistant insects.