Environmental-friendliness, issues of public health, the pros and cons of genetically-modified crops, all receive regular coverage in the world's media. This has led to increased investigation of chemical pesticides. Stenersen's concise introduction to chemical pesticides describes these compounds according to their biochemical mode of action, such as whether they are enzyme inhibitors, receptor ligands, or free radical generators. Chemical Pesticides provides answers to why pesticides are toxic to the target organism and why pesticides are toxic to some organisms and not others. The book also discusses legal matters and concerns as well as potential environmental problems.
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- 11 Nov 2004
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 20 Tables, black and white
Table of contents
Introduction. Pesticides That Interfere With the Action of Signal Molecules at Various Levels. Pesticides that Inhibit Enzymes. Free Radical Generators. Uncouplers Pesticides With Other, or Unknown Mode of Actions. The Disappearance of Pesticides. Mechanisms of Selectivity. Resistance to Pesticides. Pesticides as Environmental Hazards. New Possibilities.