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ENT 605  ADVANCES IN INSECT TOXICOLOGY                                                                                 (2L+1P) III

Objective
To acquaint students with advances in toxicology, insecticide resistance and pesticide residues.

Theory

UNIT I
Pesticides industry in India-commercial aspects; effect of insecticides on insects at population level.

UNIT II
Insecticide resistance; detection, monitoring and management; synergism, antagonism and potentiation; ecotoxicology and biomagnification.

UNIT III
Botanical insecticides, synthetic pyrethroids, neonicotinoids, ecdysone, agonist, avermectins and novel group of insecticides.

UNIT IV
Pesticide residues in commodities and their decontamination; Codex Alimentarious” considerations.

Practicals
Determination of pesticide residues and decontamination; monitoring and detection of insecticide resistance; synergists; joint toxicity; analysis of biomagnificataion; and study of antifeedant activity of plant products.

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