Insect chemosterilants: Their chemistry and application

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Part of the Residue Reviews / Rückstands-Berichte book series (RECT, volume 6)


Sexual sterilization of insects by ionizing radiation and the practical application of this process to insect control have been adequately reviewed in the literature by Baumhover et al. (1955), Bushland and Hopkins (1951 and 1953), Knipling (1955, 1959, 1960 a, and 1960 b), and Lindquist (1955). It is sufficient here to mention briefly the principles and shortcomings of the radiation-sterilization method which provided the impetus to the search for chemosterilants and thus paved a way for this new and promising insect-control tool.


Nitrogen Mustard Methanesulfonic Acid Carbamic Acid Folic Acid Antagonist Piperonyl Butoxide 
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  1. 1.Entomology Research Division, Agricultural Research ServiceU. S. Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

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