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Insect Control

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Disease relevance of Insect Control

  • Therefore it is expected that the use of malathion for insect control in ricelands of Cameroon may affect the survival of freshwater snails including the intermediate hosts of bilharziasis [1].
  • Resistance to the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) was combined with resistance to PLRV by expression of the cry3A insect control protein gene from Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis in combination with the unmodified, full-length, viral replicase gene [2].

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Biological context of Insect Control


Anatomical context of Insect Control

  • Since glutamate receptor blockers may be of value as selective insect control agents, numerous derivatives of PhTX were synthesized and tested for their potencies as inhibitors of insect skeletal muscle glutamate receptors [9].
  • The importance of understanding the details of yolk protein uptake by oocytes lies in its potential for exploitation in novel insect control strategies, and the molecular characterization of the proteins involved has made the development of such strategies a realistic possibility [10].

Associations of Insect Control with chemical compounds

  • These results suggest that Sarcophaga midgut contains a morphologically and functionally distinct segment that transports small peptides, and that employment of neurotoxic polypeptides for insect control may be feasible [11].
  • METHODS: Ten farmers were monitored using dermal patches, gloves, and air sampling media during normal activities of applying phosmet to pigs for insect control [12].
  • Steroid metabolism as a target for insect control [13].
  • The present data show that alpha epoC and probably alpha iminoC are mechanism-based suicide inhibitors of the enzyme catalyzing cholesterol 7,8-dehydrogenation and may be the prototypes of a new class of selective insect control agents [14].
  • Compound 1 is a more active insecticide than rotenone (LD(50) = 3.68 microg/adult) and has potential as a novel insect control agent [15].

Gene context of Insect Control

  • The differences in responses of insect DHODH and the enzyme from other species may allow the design of new agents that will selectively control insect growth, due to pyrimidine nucleotide limitation [16].
  • The major implications for insect control using proteinase inhibitor-based strategies are discussed [17].
  • Most recently, we have been developing chitinase for use as a biopesticide to control insect and also fungal pests [18].
  • The importance of metabolism is illustrated by examples from the major classes of insect control chemicals, namely organophosphorus and carbamate insecticides, DDT, pyrethroids and insect growth regulators [19].


  1. Toxicity evaluation of Bayluscide and malathion to three developmental stages of freshwater snails. Tchounwou, P.B., Englande, A.J., Malek, E.A. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  2. Extreme resistance to Potato leafroll virus in potato cv. Russet Burbank mediated by the viral replicase gene. Thomas, P.E., Lawson, E.C., Zalewski, J.C., Reed, G.L., Kaniewski, W.K. Virus Res. (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Isolation and characterization of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae EKI1 gene encoding ethanolamine kinase. Kim, K., Kim, K.H., Storey, M.K., Voelker, D.R., Carman, G.M. J. Biol. Chem. (1999) [Pubmed]
  4. Rhamnose biosynthesis pathway supplies precursors for primary and secondary metabolism in Saccharopolyspora spinosa. Madduri, K., Waldron, C., Merlo, D.J. J. Bacteriol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  5. Vitelline membrane biogenesis in Drosophila requires the activity of the alpha-methyl dopa hypersensitive gene (I(2)amd) in both the germline and follicle cells. Konrad, K.D., Wang, D., Marsh, J.L. Insect Mol. Biol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  6. A method for the assessment under standard conditions of the output of dichlorvos slow-release units used for insect control. Heuser, S.G., Scudamore, K.A. The Analyst. (1975) [Pubmed]
  7. Determination of solid-liquid partition coefficients (K(d)) for diazinon, propetamphos and cis-permethrin: implications for sheep dip disposal. Cooke, C.M., Shaw, G., Lester, J.N., Collins, C.D. Sci. Total Environ. (2004) [Pubmed]
  8. Pyrethroids, nerve poisons: how their risks to human health should be assessed. Miyamoto, J., Kaneko, H., Tsuji, R., Okuno, Y. Toxicol. Lett. (1995) [Pubmed]
  9. Glutamate receptor inhibitors as potential insecticides. Eldefrawi, M.E., Anis, N.A., Eldefrawi, A.T. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  10. Molecular characteristics of insect vitellogenins and vitellogenin receptors. Sappington, T.W., Raikhel, A.S. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  11. Oral toxicity to flesh flies of a neurotoxic polypeptide. Zlotkin, E., Fishman, L., Shapiro, J.P. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. (1992) [Pubmed]
  12. Exposure of farmers to phosmet, a swine insecticide. Stewart, P.A., Fears, T., Kross, B., Ogilvie, L., Blair, A. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health. (1999) [Pubmed]
  13. Steroid metabolism as a target for insect control. Svoboda, J.A. Biochem. Soc. Trans. (1994) [Pubmed]
  14. Stereospecific, mechanism-based, suicide inhibition of a cytochrome P450 involved in ecdysteroid biosynthesis in the prothoracic glands of Manduca sexta. Warren, J.T., Rybczynski, R., Gilbert, L.I. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  15. Insecticidal effect of phthalides and furanocoumarins from Angelica acutiloba against Drosophila melanogaster. Miyazawa, M., Tsukamoto, T., Anzai, J., Ishikawa, Y. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  16. Drosophila melanogaster dihydroorotate dehydrogenase: the N-terminus is important for biological function in vivo but not for catalytic properties in vitro. Löffler, M., Knecht, W., Rawls, J., Ullrich, A., Dietz, C. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  17. High level of resistance to proteinase inhibitors may be conferred by proteolytic cleavage in beetle larvae. Girard, C., Le Métayer, M., Bonadé-Bottino, M., Pham-Delègue, M.H., Jouanin, L. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  18. Insect chitinases: molecular biology and potential use as biopesticides. Kramer, K.J., Muthukrishnan, S. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (1997) [Pubmed]
  19. Insecticide metabolism and selective toxicity. Brooks, G.T. Xenobiotica (1986) [Pubmed]
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