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Gene Mapping Reveals Clues to Bedbugs' Pesticide Resistance, Virginia Tech Study


10/20/2011 7:36:36 AM

Some of the genetic traits that give bedbugs resistance to insecticides have been pinpointed by U.S. researchers. The findings will help efforts to understand the biochemical basis for bedbug resistance to insecticides and provide molecular markers for surveillance. "Different bedbug populations within the U.S. and throughout the world may differ in their levels of resistance and resistance strategies, so there is the need for continuous surveillance," study author Zach Adelman, an associate professor of entomology with the Vector-Borne Disease Research Group at Virginia Tech, said in a school news release

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