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Mutations of acetylcholinesterase which confer insecticide resistance in Drosophila melanogaster populations

Menozzi Philippe, Ming An Shi, Lougarre André, Zhen Hua Tang, Fournier Didier. 2004. Mutations of acetylcholinesterase which confer insecticide resistance in Drosophila melanogaster populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 4

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Type d'url non précisé : http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/4/4

Abstract : Background: Organophosphate and carbamate insecticides irreversibly inhibit acetylcholinesterase causing death of insects. Resistance-modified acetylcholinesterases (AChEs) have been described in many insect species and sequencing of their genes allowed several point mutations to be described. However, their relative frequency and their cartography had not yet been addressed. Results: To analyze the most frequent mutations providing insecticide resistance in Drosophila melanogaster acetylcholinesterase, the Ace gene was cloned and sequenced in several strains harvested from different parts of the world. Sequence comparison revealed four widespread mutations, II6IV, G265A, F330Y and G368A. We confirm here that mutations are found either isolated or in combination in the same protein and we show that most natural populations are heterogeneous, composed of a mixture of different alleles. In vitro expression of mutated proteins showed that combining mutations in the same protein has two consequences: it increases resistance level and provides a wide spectrum of resistance. Conclusion: The presence of several alleles in natural populations, offering various resistance to carbamate and organophosphate compounds will complicate the establishment of resistance management programs. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Drosophila melanogaster, Acétylcholinestérase, Mutation, Résistance aux produits chimiques, Insecticide

Classification Agris : H10 - Pests of plants
L10 - Animal genetics and breeding

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Menozzi Philippe, CIRAD-CA-COTON (BFA)
  • Ming An Shi, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (CHN)
  • Lougarre André, IPBS (FRA)
  • Zhen Hua Tang, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (CHN)
  • Fournier Didier, IPBS (FRA)

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