Afzal, M.B.S., & Shad, S.A. 2016 Genetic analysis, realized heritability and synergistic suppression of indoxacarb resistance in Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae). Crop Protection 84: 62-68


  • chemical control
  • chemical ecology
  • economic importance
  • genetics
  • Notes: Considering Phenacoccus solenopsis is a key cotton pest, research was conducted to understand genetics, realized heritability and preliminary mechanism of indoxacarb resistance. As a result of selection with indoxacarb, P. solenopsis developed a 2223.13-fold resistance after five generations. Indoxacarb resistance was autosomal in nature, incompletely dominant, polygenic and metabolism-based. These findings will be helpful in the management of P. solenopsis.