Insecticides of Plant Origin

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Examines current research into botanical insecticides. Learn more on the isolation, synthesis, structures and biological activity of a wide range of natural plant products. See how insecticidal compounds taken from ordinary garden plants, exotic tropical species and other sources produce the desired effects. Includes highly technical processes such as the application of electrophysiological recordings to investigate the mode of action of antifeedants. Learn more about exploiting natural plant compounds through transgenic strategies. The structures shown can be used as leads for the synthesis of new insecticides that mimic the natural action of insect-resistant plants.

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Contents

North American Ethnobotanicals as Sources of Novel
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Search for New Pesticides from Higher Plants
25
Toxicity and Fate of Acetylchromenes in Pest Insects
44
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J. T. Arnason is at University of Ottawa. B. J. R. Philogene is at University of Ottawa.

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