- Volume 29 Issue 3
These studies were conducted to examine the mechanism of acaricidal resistance in the twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch). The resistant strains were obtained by succssive selection of five acaricides including carbonphenothion and ethion of organophosphorus compound, dicofol of organochlorine compound, cyhexatin of compound and biphenthrin of synthetic pyrethroid. Esterase isozymes were separated by polyacrlyamide gel susceptible strains. The differences of the esterase isozymes of the resistant strains were Est. 1, Est. 3 in the carbonphenothion-selected strain, Est. 3 in the ethion- and the cyhexatin-selected strains, Est. 1, Est. 3, Est. 7 in the dicofol-selected strain, Est. 7 in the biphenthrin-selected strain as compared to the susceptible strain. With the difference of electrophoretic bands and their activities, esterases were related to the resistant mechanism of tested acaricides.