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Advances in Chemical and Botanical Pesticides

Edited by R.P. Soundararajan

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Pesticides are considered as potential molecules to combat insects, pests, diseases and weeds in agricultural, horticultural cropping system as well as health management systems. Pesticides of chemical origin are highly effective against the target organism. However, the chemical pesticides have toxic effects on several non-target species and the growing environmental concerns raises the issues of safety and evaluation of toxicity. In this book the effects of chemical pesticides on fishes, earthworms, beneficial microbes and natural enemies in agricultural ecosystems are discussed. Furthermore, pesticides have the properties to disrupt endocrine and non-traditional pesticide compounds have been elaborately narrated. The recent technology on use of biomarkers in pesticide assay is described in two chapters. Some of plants having pesticidally active compounds are described. Use of biotechnological approaches for insect pest management and a new approach to recognize larva in the field by LIRA classifier system are two more interesting chapters of the book.

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PesticidesAdvances in Chemical and Botanical PesticidesEdited by R.P. Soundararajan

Published: July 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2609

ISBN: 978-953-51-0680-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5306-1

Copyright year: 2012

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50 Crossref Citations

95 Web of Science Citations

118 Dimensions Citations


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1. Toxicity on Biochemical and Hematological Parameters in Bufo melanostictus (Schneider) (Common Indian Toad) Exposed to Malathion

By Malaya Ranjan Mahananda and Bidut Prava Mohanty


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2. Evaluation of Earthworms Present on Natural and Agricultural-Livestock Soils of the Center Northern Litoral Santafesino, República Argentina

By María Inés Maitre, Alba Rut Rodríguez, Carolina Elisabet Masin and Tamara Ricardo


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3. Pyrethroids and Their Effects on Ion Channels

By Erin N. Wakeling, April P. Neal and William D. Atchison


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4. Non-Traditional Pesticidally Active Compounds

By Ahmed S. Abdel-Aty


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5. Endocrine disrupting pesticides

By Eva Matisova and Svetlana Hrouzková


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6. Indirect Effects of Pesticides on Natural Enemies

By Raymond Cloyd


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7. Photosynthetic Response of Two Rice Field Cyanobacteria to Pesticides

By Binata Nayak, Shantanu Bhattacharyya and Jayanta Sahu


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8. Plant Based Pesticides: Green Environment with Special Reference to Silk Worms

By Dipsikha Bora, Bulbuli Khanikor and Hiren Gogoi


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9. Plants as Potential Sources of Pesticidal Agents: A Review

By Simon Koma Okwute


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10. Neem Crude Extract as Potential Biopesticide for Controlling Golden Apple Snail, Pomacea canaliculata

By Rosdiyani Massaguni and Siti Noor Hajjar Md Latip


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11. Evaluation of Combretum micranthum G. Don (Combretaceae) as a Biopesticide Against Pest Termite

By Annick Tahiri


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12. Biotechnological Approaches for the Control of Insect Pests in Crop Plants

By Jackie Stevens, Kerry Dunse, Jennifer Fox, Shelley Evans and Marilyn Anderson


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13. Limited Receptive Area Neural Classifier for Larvae Recognition

By Tatiana Baidyk, Oleksandr Makeyev, Ernst Kussul and Marco Antonio Rodríguez Flores


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14. Evolution and Expectations of Enzymatic Biosensors for Pesticides

By Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Esmeralda Rodríguez-Miranda and Gabriel Herrera-Pérez


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15. Relationship Between Biomarkers and Pesticide Exposure in Fishes: A Review

By Nédia de Castilhos Ghisi


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