Resistance management for sustainable agriculture and improved public health

Green peach aphid

Myzus persicae

M. persicae is a small green aphid and is the most significant aphid pest of peach trees, causing decreased growth, shriveling of the leaves and the death of various tissues. It is also hazardous because it acts as a vector for the transport of plant viruses, such as potato virus Y and potato leafroll virus to members of the nightshade/potato family Solanaceae, and various mosaic viruses to many other food crops.

M. persicae is a globally significant crop pest that has evolved high levels of resistance to almost all classes of insecticide. To date, the neonicotinoids have remained an effective control measure however recent resistance monitoring work in southern Europe represent a threat to the long-term efficacy of this chemical class.

Key green peach aphid resources

References

Title Year Author(s) Publisher
The global status of insect resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides Vol. 121, pp. 78-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2015.04.004 2015 Bass C, Denholm I, Williamson MS, Nauen R Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
The evolution of insecticide resistant in the peach potato aphid, Myzus persicae Vol. 51, pp. 41-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.05.003 2014 Bass C, Puinean AM, Zimmer CT, Denholm I, Field LM, Foster SP, Gutbrod O, Nauen R, Slater R, Williamson MS Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Investigating nicotinic acetylcholine receptor expression in neonicotinoid resistant Myzus persicae FRC Vol. 107 (3), pp. 293-298. DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2013.08.005 2013 Beckingham C, Phillips J, Gill M, Crossthwaite AJ Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
Detecting the presence of target-site resistance to neonicotinoids and pyrethroids in Italian populations of Myzus persicae Vol. 70 (6), pp. 931-938. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3630 2013 Panini M, Dradi D, Marani G, Butturini A Pest Management Science
Identifying the presence of neonicotinoidresistant peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) in the peach-growing regions of southern France and northern Spain Vol. 68(4):634-8. doi: 10.1002/ps.2307 2012 Slater R, Paul VL, Andrews M, Garbay M, Camblin P Pest Management Science
Development of a high-throughput real-time PCR assay for the detection of the R81T mutation in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor of neonicotinoid-resistant Myzus persicae Vol. 69 (2), pp. 195-199. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3300 2012 Puinean AM, Elias J, Slater R, Warren A, Field LM, Williamson MS, Bass C Pest Management Science
Mutation of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor β subunit is associated with resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in the aphid Myzus persicae https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-12-51 2011 Bass C, Puinean AM, Andrews M, Cutler P, Daniels M, Elias J, Paul VL, Crossthwaite AJ, Denholm I, Field LM, Foster SP, Lind R, Williamson MS, Slater R BMC Neuroscience
Uncommon associations in target resistance among French populations of Myzus persicae from oilseed rape crops Vol. 67 (8), pp. 881-885. DOI: 10.1002/ps.2224 2011 Fontaine S, Caddoux L, Brazier C, Bertho C, Bertolla P, Micoud A, Roy L Pest Management Science
Amplification of a Cytochrome P450 Gene Is Associated with Resistance to Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the Aphid Myzus persicae DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000999 2010 Puinean AM, Foster SP, Oliphant L, Denholm I, Field LM, Millar NS, Williamson MS, Bass C Public Library Of Science (PLOS)
Characterization of the M918T sodium channel gene mutation associated with strong resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in the peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) Vol. 98 (2), pp. 183-191. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485307005524 2008 Eleftherianos I, Foster SP, Williamson MS, Denholm I Bulletin of Entomological Research
A sodium channel point mutation is associated with resistance to DDT and pyrethroid insecticides in the peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae(Sulzer)(Hemiptera: Aphididae) Vol. 8 (3), pp. 339-346 1999 Martinez-Torres D, Foster SP, Devonshire AL, Williamson MS Insect Molecular Biology

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