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Title: The effect of selection pressure on the genotype and phenotype of acaricide resistance in Phipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
Author: Rodríguez-Vivas, Roger Iván
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 2648
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Acaricides have played a pivotal role in the control of the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. As a consequence of extensive use, R. (B.) microplus has developed resistance to all major classes of acaricides, especially to pyrethroids. The thesis describes field and laboratory research undertaken in Yucatan, Mexico and Liverpool, UK to investigate pyrethroid resistance (PR) in R. (B.) microplus. For the first time gDNA of R. (B.) microplus was sequenced around the target single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the sodium channel gene associated with PR and three new SNPs were identified.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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