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Pesticides in the Modern World

Pests Control and Pesticides Exposure and Toxicity Assessment

Edited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

The present book is a collection of selected original research articles and reviews providing adequate and up-to-date information related to pesticides control, assessment, and toxicity. The first section covers a large spectrum of issues associated with the ecological, molecular, and biotechnological approaches to the understanding of the biological control, the mechanism of the biocontrol agents action, and the related effects. Second section provides recent information on biomarkers currently used to evaluate pesticide exposure, effects, and genetic susceptibility of a number of organisms. Some antioxidant enzymes and vitamins as biochemical markers for pesticide toxicity are examined. The inhibition of the cholinesterases as a specific biomarker for organophosphate and carbamate pesticides is commented, too. The third book section addresses to a variety of pesticides toxic effects and related issues including: the molecular mechanisms involved in pesticides-induced toxicity, fish histopathological, physiological, and DNA changes provoked by pesticides exposure, anticoagulant rodenticides mode of action, the potential of the cholinesterase inhibiting organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides, the effects of pesticides on bumblebee, spiders and scorpions, the metabolic fate of the pesticide-derived aromatic amines, etc.

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Pesticides in the Modern WorldPests Control and Pesticides Exposure and Toxicity AssessmentEdited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Published: October 3rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/948

ISBN: 978-953-307-457-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4426-7

Copyright year: 2011

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101418 Total Chapter Downloads

63 Crossref Citations

139 Web of Science Citations

184 Dimensions Citations


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1. Using Ecological Knowledge and Molecular Tools to Develop Effective and Safe Biocontrol Strategies

By Martina Köberl, Elshahat M. Ramadan, Bettina Roßmann, Charles Staver, Michael Fürnkranz, Birgit Lukesch, Martin Grube and Gabriele Berg


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2. Development of RNAi in Insects and RNAi-Based Pest Control

By Guang Yang, Minsheng You, Liette Vasseur, Yiying Zhao and Chunhui Liu


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3. Evaluation of Plant Extracts on Mortality and Tunneling Activities of Subterranean Termites in Pakistan

By Sohail Ahmed, Mazhar Iqbal Zafar, Abid Hussain, Muhammad Asam Riaz and Muhammad Shahid


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4. Botanical Insecticides and Their Effects on Insect Biochemistry and Immunity

By Arash Zibaee


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5. The Production, Separation and Stability of Pyoluteorin: A Biological Pesticide

By Wei Wang, Hui Dong, Jingfang Zhang, Yuquan Xu and Xuehong Zhang


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6. Using the Bio-Insecticide Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis in Mosquito Control

By Després Laurence, Lagneau Christophe and Frutos Roger


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7. Screening of Biocontrol Agents Against Rhizoctonia solani Causing Web Blight Disease of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

By Sevugaperumal Ganesan and Rajagobal Sekar


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8. Optimization of the Strategy for Recombinant Baculovirus Infection of Suspended Insect Cells

By Guohong Zhou, Youhong Zhang and Yujie Ke


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9. Pesticide Biomarkers

By Rojas-García AE, Medina-Díaz IM, Robledo-Marenco ML, Barrón-Vivanco BS and Pérez-Herrera N


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10. Biological Markers of Human Exposure to Pesticides

By Manel Araoud


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11. Pesticide Biomarkers in Terrestrial Invertebrates

By Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez


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12. Biomarkers of Pesticide - Contaminated Environment

By O. Otitoju and I.N.E. Onwurah


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13. Fish Cholinesterases as Biomarkers of Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides

By Caio Rodrigo Dias Assis, Ranilson Souza Bezerra and Luiz Bezerra Carvalho Jr


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14. The Effects of Pesticides on Dictyostelium Cholinesterase, from Basic to Applied Research

By Andrea Amaroli


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15. Molecular Mechanisms of Pesticide Toxicity

By Olfa Tebourbi, Mohsen Sakly and Khémais Ben Rhouma


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16. Structural and Dynamic Basis of Serine Proteases from Nematophagous Fungi for Cuticle Degradation

By Shu-Qun Liu, Lian-Ming Liang, Tao Yan, Li-Quan Yang, Xing-Lai Ji, Jin-Kui Yang, Yun-Xin Fu and Ke-Qin Zhang


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17. The Effects of Pyrethroid and Triazine Pesticides on Fish Physiology

By Josef Velisek, Alzbeta Stara and Zdenka Svobodova


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18. Genotoxicity Testing in Pesticide Safety Evaluation

By Gargee Mohanty, Jyotirmayee Mohanty, Shubha Dipta Jena and S.K. Dutta


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19. Gene Expressions of the Dhb, Vtg, Arnt, CYP4, CYP314 in Daphnia magna Induced by Toxicity of Glyphosate and Methidathion Pesticides

By Thai-Hoang Le, Jiho Min, Sung-Kyu Lee and Yang-Hoon Kim


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20. Challenges of Anticoagulant Rodenticides: Resistance and Ecotoxicology

By Philippe Berny


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21. Morphogenetic Activities of Bendiocarb as Cholinesterase Inhibitor on Development of the Chick Embryo

By Eva Petrovova, Lenka Luptakova, David Mazensky, Jan Danko and David Sedmera


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22. Age-Related Differences in Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition Produced by Organophosphorus and N-Methyl Carbamate Pesticides

By Virginia C Moser


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23. Side-Effects of Pesticides on the Pollinator Bombus: An Overview

By Veerle Mommaerts and Guy Smagghe


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24. Chemical Control of Spiders and Scorpions in Urban Areas

By Eduardo Novaes Ramires, Mario Antonio Navarro-Silva and Francisco de Assis Marques


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25. Pesticide-Derived Aromatic Amines and Their Biotransformation

By Jean-Marie Dupret, Julien Dairou, Florent Busi, Philippe Silar, Marta Martins, Christian Mougin, Fernando Rodrigues-Lima and Angelique Cocaign


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