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Mosquito resistance to insecticides

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Learn about how allele frequency can change rapidly in a population in response to selective pressure by considering how evolutionary change can occur in insects that are exposed to insecticides. This free course, Mosquito resistance to insecticides, further demonstrates how traits that are advantageous in one environment can have effects that are disadvantageous in other environments, a situation known as a trade-off.

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe how natural selection drives changes in allele frequencies, using mosquito resistance to insecticides as an example.

First Published: 26/05/2016

Updated: 22/08/2016

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