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A range of novel sugar derivatives containing oxiranes or α,β-unsaturated γ-lactones in their structure were evaluated as potential insecticides with the added possible benefit of being benign in the environment. A number of arthropod species were chosen to represent those in the terrestrial, aerial and aquatic environments, covering target adult insects such as Musca domestica L (housefly) and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (glasshouse whitefly), which are public health and horticultural pests, Drosophila melanogaster Meig (fruitfly), both adult and larva, and a marine non-target crustacean, Artemia salina L. The tested compounds possessed efficacy and selectivity against these insect species, but were not toxic to brine shrimps, a reference organism in assays to evaluate the potential toxicity hazard to invertebrates in ecosystems. © 2005 Society of Chemical Industry.
Author(s): Justino J, Rauter AP, Canda T, Wilkins R, Matthews E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Pest Management Science
Print publication date: 01/10/2005
ISSN (print): 1526-498X
ISSN (electronic): 1526-4998
PubMed id: 15912559
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