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The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides

  • Describes newly discovered insecticides/acaricides, including their classification and biological activity
  • Presents information on new modes of action of insecticides, such as how avermectin and fipronil act as blockers of glutamate-gated chloride channels and pymetrozine binds at nAChR
  • Updates and greatly expands the topic of insecticide resistance, including new mechanisms and pattern of resistance development
  • Includes more material on microbial insecticides to be consistent with current IPM approaches
  • Expands coverage of selective toxicity to include the selectivity of pyrethroids, phenylpyrazoles, oxidiazones, anthranilic diamides, Bt, and diacylhydrazines
  • Covers the toxicity of various insecticide classes on arthropod natural enemies of agricultural pests

By: Simon J Yu(Author)

381 pages, 3 colour & 387 b/w illustrations, 64 tables

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Nov 2014 | Edition: 2 | #216164 | ISBN-13: 9781482210606
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About this book

Continuing as the sole book in more than two decades to address this multifaceted field, the Second Edition of this highly praised review on insect toxicology presents the most up-to-date information on insecticide classification, formulation, mode of action, resistance, metabolism, environmental fate, and regulatory legislation. This indispensable book discusses mechanisms at the molecular level, such as specific enzymes that contribute to insecticide resistance. It has been extensively revised and expanded to bring readers up to date on the many aspects and implications of pesticide use.

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- The Need for Insecticides and Their Pattern of Use
- The Formulation of Pesticides
- Pesticide Laws and Resistance
- The Classification of Insecticides
- Evaluation of Toxicity
- The Uptake of Insecticides
- The Mode Action of Insecticides
- Principles of Pesticide Metabolism
- Species Differences and Other Phenomena Associated with the Metabolism of Xenobiotics
- Insecticide Resistance
- Pesticides in the Environment

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