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The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Hardback Book


Despite their potentially adverse effects on nontarget species and the environment, insecticides remain a necessity in crop protection as well as in the reduction of insect-borne diseases.

The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides provides essential insecticide knowledge required for the effective management of insect pests.

Continuing as the sole book in more than two decades to address this multifaceted field, the Second Edition of this highly praised review on insecticide toxicology has been greatly expanded and updated to present the most current information on:Systemic classification of insecticidesHow insecticides function at the molecular level and newly discovered modes of actionInsecticide resistance, molecular mechanisms, fitness costs, reversion, and management of resistanceVarious bioassay methods including the interpretation of probit analysisMolecular mechanisms of insecticide selectivityMajor biochemical mechanisms involved in the transformation of insecticidesFate of insecticides in the environment and the sublethal effects of insecticides on wildlifeNewly developed insecticides, including the addition of more microbial insecticides in keeping with current integrated pest management (IPM) approachesIncorporating extensive reference lists for further reading, The Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for students of entomology, plant medicine, insecticide toxicology, and related agricultural disciplines.

It is also a valuable resource for those involved in insecticide research, environmental toxicology, and crop protection.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 380 pages, 4 page/3 figure color insert follows page 174; 64 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustration
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Toxicology (non-medical)
  • ISBN: 9781482210606



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