GENETIC CONSEQUENCES OF LINKAGE BETWEEN MALATHION RESISTANCE AND AN AUTOSOMAL MALE-DETERMINING FACTOR IN HOUSE-FLY (DIPTERA, MUSCIDAE)


KENCE M., KENCE A.

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, vol.85, no.5, pp.1566-1570, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jee/85.5.1566
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1566-1570

Abstract

The pattern of inheritance of genes conferring resistance to malathion and genetic consequences of linkage between an autosomal male-determining factor and resistance genes on the second chromosome were investigated in a strain of house fly, Musca domestica L., selected for malathion resistance. The second and fifth chromosomes contribute significantly to malathion resistance. The presence of a male-determining factor linked with the resistance genes on the second chromosome resulted in a strong sexual dimorphism in malathion resistance. We also observed that the male-determining factor changed its linkage relationship from the third linkage group to the second linkage group during the selection experiments.