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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
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

 en First studies showing high temephos resistance in Anopheles labranchiae check for this species in other resources (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 from Tunisia.
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.

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