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ENT 607 BIOCHEMISTRY OF INSECTICIDE ACTION                                                                                 (2L+1P) III

Objective
To impart knowledge to students on biochemical and biophysical targets in the nervous system of insects and non-target organisms; structure-activity relationships and mode of action of insecticides; and basic aspects of insecticide metabolizing enzymes.

Theory

UNIT I
Biochemical and biophysical targets in the nervous system of insects and non-target organisms; molecular targets in the neuroendocrine, integument, gut and respiratory systems.

UNIT II
Structure-activity relationships and mode of action of insecticides at the molecular level especially of carbamates, organo phosphates, nicotinoids, pyrethroids and recently introduced compounds.

UNIT III
Basic aspects of insecticide metabolizing enzymes, metabolism of insecticides in insects and non- target organisms; molecular basis of insecticide selectivity.

Practicals
To study molecular targets in the neuroendocrine, integument, gut and respiratory systems; mode of action of insecticides at the molecular level; and metabolism of insecticides in insects and non- target organisms.

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