Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals (Google eBook)

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James Devillers, Minh-Ha Pham-Delegue
CRC Press, Feb 21, 2002 - Science - 332 pages
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Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals is an updated account of the different strategies for assessing the ecotoxicity of xenobiotics against these social insects, which play a key role in both ecology and agriculture. In addition to the classical acute laboratory test, semi-field cage tests and full field funnel tests, new tests based mainly on behavioral responses are for the first time clearly described. Information on the direct and indirect effects on honey bees of radionuclides, heavy metals, pesticides, semi-volatile organic compounds and genetically modified plants is also presented.
  

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Contents

1 The Ecological Importance of Honey Bees and Their Relevance to Ecotoxicology
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2 Volatile and Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Beehive Atmospheres
12
Regulatory Aspects
46
4 Acute Toxicity of Pesticides to Honey Bees
60
Assessing the Sublethal Effects of Pesticides on the Honey
72
6 Effects of Imidacloprid on the Neural Processes of Memory in Honey Bees
89
7 Impact of Agrochemicals on Non Apis Bees
106
A Truly Useful Biomonitor?
135
10 The Role of Honey Bees in Environmental Monitoring in Croatia
163
11 Use of Honey Bees as Bioindicators of Environmental Pollution in Italy
190
12 Typology of French Acacia Honeys Based on Their Concentrations in Metallic and Nonmetallic Elements
249
13 The Role of Insectresistant Transgenic Crops in Agriculture
271
14 Using Proteins to Assess the Potential Impacts of Genetically Modified Plants on Honey Bees
291
15 Direct and Indirect Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on the Honey Bee
312
Index
326
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9 Cesium134 and Cesium137 in French Honeys Collected After the Chernobyl Accident
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Devillers is of Centre de Traitement de L'Information Scientifique, France.

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