2003, The molecular biology of knockdown resistance to pyrethroid insecticides.
What does KDR stand for?
KDR stands for Knockdown Resistance (to insecticides)
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- Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife
- Krajowy Depozyt Papierow Wartosciowych (Poland)
- Kolektivno Dodatno Pokojninsko Zavarovanje (Slovenian: Collective Supplementary Pension Insurance)
- Kidney Disease Quality Outcomes Initiative
- Kidney Disease Quality of Life Instrument
- Kappa Delta Rho
- Key Driving Requirement
- Keyboard Data Recorder
- Kill/Death Ratio (gaming)
- Kill/Detection Ratio
- Kommandeur (German military)
- Korea Drug Research Association
- Kosovo Drug Regulatory Authority
- Kurt D. Reed Associates, Inc. (architects; est. 1989; Phoenix, AZ)
- Kansas Disaster Recovery Assistance Network (resource for libraries, archives, and museums)
- Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
- Karenni Development Research Group (human rights group based in Mae Hong Son, Thailand)
- Kazusa DNA Research Institute (Japan)
- Kodenkan Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu Association (martial arts)
- Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association (Kane and DuPage counties, Illinois)
Samples in periodicals archive:
mosquitoes, mutations in the DDT/pyrethroid target site, known as knockdown resistance (kdr) alleles, have been found in conjunction with resistance alleles of the acetylcholinesterase gene (Ace-1R), the target site of organophosphates and carbamates (5).
Knockdown resistance (Kdr) resistance for example, can completely destroy the effectiveness of cheap effective insecticides such as DDT and pyrethroids.
This resistance is mainly associated with reduced target site sensitivity arising from a single point mutation in the sodium channel gene, often referred to as knockdown resistance (kdr) characterised by a leucine-phenylalanine mutation in West Africa (13) and leucine-serine mutation in East Africa (11).
The pyrethroid knockdown resistance gene (kdr) has become widespread in Anopheles gambiae in West Africa.