Determination of knockdown resistance allele frequencies in global human head louse populations using the serial invasive signal amplification reaction.

TitleDetermination of knockdown resistance allele frequencies in global human head louse populations using the serial invasive signal amplification reaction.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHodgdon HE, Yoon KS, Previte DJ, Kim HJ, Aboelghar GE, Lee SH, Clark MJ
JournalPest management science
Volume66
Issue9
Pagination1031-40
Date Published2010 Sep
AbstractPediculosis is the most prevalent parasitic infestation of humans. Resistance to pyrethrin- and pyrethroid-based pediculicides is due to knockdown (kdr)-type point mutations in the voltage-sensitive sodium channel alpha-subunit gene. Early detection of resistance is crucial for the selection of effective management strategies.
DOI10.1002/jcp.22409
Alternate JournalPest Manag. Sci.