Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals
James Devillers, Minh-Ha Pham-Delegue
CRC Press, Sep 2, 2003 - Science - 352 pages
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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11 Use of Honey Bees as Bioindicators of Environmental Pollution in Italy
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13 The Role of Insectresistant Transgenic Crops in Agriculture
14 Using Proteins to Assess the Potential Impacts of Genetically Modified Plants on Honey Bees
15 Direct and Indirect Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on the Honey Bee
9 Cesium134 and Cesium137 in French Honeys Collected After the Chernobyl Accident
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