African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018, pp. 41-47
Bioline Code: hs18007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Study
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018, pp. 41-47
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First studies showing high temephos resistance in Anopheles labranchiae (Diptera: Culicidae) from Tunisia|
Tabbabi, Ahmed & Daaboub, Jabeur
Background: Despite the public health importance of Anopheles (An.) labranchiae, their resistance status to temephos insecticide has not, to our knowledge, been explored.
Objectives: The present study was carried out to determine the temephos resistance status of field populations of An. labranchiae
Methods: Six field populations of An. labranchiae were collected as larvae from breeding sites of Northern and Central Tunisia. All the tests were carried out according to the WHO method.
Results: Results reported that the majority of field populations showed low and medium resistance ratios (6.2Conclusion: The resistance ratios of this species were higher than recorded in other countries. Biochemical and molecular studies
would be of great importance to identify the mechanisms involved in the recorded resistance to temephos.
Anopheles labranchiae; temephos insecticide; Tunisia.