%0 Journal Article %J Pest Management Science %D 2013 %T Determining changes in the distribution and abundance of a Rhyzopertha dominica phosphine resistance allele in farm grain storages using a DNA marker %A Kaur, Ramandeep %A Daniels, Emily %A Nayak, Manoj %A Ebert, Paul %A Schlipalius, David %N 6 %P 685–688 %V 69 %X

The lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F.), is a highly destructive pest of stored grain that is strongly resistant to the fumigant phosphine (PH3). Phosphine resistance is due to genetic variants at the rph2 locus that alter the function of the dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (DLD) gene. This discovery now enables direct detection of resistance variants at the rph2 locus in field populations.