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How mosquitoes resist DDT and ITNs revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:54

Researchers have found that a single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets).

Scientists crack secret of mosquito resistance to insecticides

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:47

Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.

Decades old DDT still being released from world’s oceans

Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2010, 21:25

A computer simulation by scientists has revealed that substantial quantities of the pesticide DDT are still being released from the world’s oceans.