Insecticide resistance in Anopheles sacharovi Favre in southern Turkey


Kasap H. , Kasap M., Alptekin D. , Luleyap U. , Herath P.

BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, vol.78, no.5, pp.687-692, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.687-692

Abstract

We report the resistance to 12 insecticides of specimens of Anopheles sacharovi, both in laboratory cultures and those collected in the malarious areas of Adana, Adiyaman, Antalya, Aydin, and Mugla in southern Turkey. Mortality was higher 24 h after exposure than immediately after exposure but was unaffected by temperature (24 degrees C or 29 degrees C) or the position of the test kit (horizontal or vertical). In Adana, Adiyaman and Antalya, A. sacharovi was susceptible only to malathion and pirimiphos-methyl, In Aydin it was susceptible to both these insecticides as well as to dieldrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, and etofenprox; and in Mugla it was susceptible to dieldrin, fenitrothion, lambda-cyhalothrin, cyfluthrin and etofenprox, as well as to malathion and pirimiphos-methyl.