broad spectrum insecticidal control Articles

  • Effects of the insecticide fipronil on reproductive endocrinology in the fathead minnow

    Gamma‐aminobutyric acid (GABA) and GABA receptors play an important role in neuroendocrine regulation in fish. Disruption of the GABAergic system by environmental contaminants could interfere with normal regulation of the hypothalamic‐pituitary‐gonadal axis, leading to impaired fish reproduction. The present study used a 21‐d fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) reproduction assay to ...

    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fipronil and imidacloprid reduce honeybee mitochondrial activity

    Bees have a crucial role in pollination; therefore, it is important to determine the causes of their recent decline. Fipronil and imidacloprid are insecticides used worldwide to eliminate or control insect pests. Because they are broad‐spectrum insecticides, they can also affect honeybees. Many researchers have studied the lethal and sublethal effects of these and other insecticides on ...

    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What’s Happening to the Birds?

    Following in Rachel Carson’s footsteps, a new generation of scientists investigates a new generation of pesticides. Christy Morrissey is driving her white pickup truck along Canada’s endless prairie highway, windows open, listening for birds. She points to the scatter of ponds glinting in the landscape, nestled among fields of canola that stretch as far as the eye ...

    By Ensia

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