TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.39, no.2, pp.176-180, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
Aim: Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a polyphagous pest of a wide range of crops such as cotton, tomato and soybean. Pyrethroid insecticides have commonly used against it in agricultural areas, but excess amount applications of them result in resistance development in the field populations of H. armigera. Resistance development usually occurs with increased metabolism of certain enzymatic systems such as CYP450, GST and esterases. Therefore, expressions of selected CYP450, GST and esterase genes of H. armigera field populations (Adana and Mardin) were compared to those of a susceptible strain by real-time PCR method for analyzing role of these systems in pyrethroid resistance development of H. armigera.