Accession Number : AD0699376

Title :   CONTROL VECTORS THROUGH INTERFERENCE WITH NORMAL PROCESSES OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, REPRODUCTION AND BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 68-31 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV FARGO

Personal Author(s) : Quraishi,Mohammed Sayeed

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The main purpose of our program is to develop 'safe' agents for the control of insects of medical importance. Instead of emphasizing dosage mortality relationship, we have started with phases of development which are exclusive to insects, and have attempted to discover substances which would either create physiological imbalance during these stages or profoundly affect insect behavior. The following areas have been investigated: Chemicals producing teratogenic effects on insects by interacting with insect cuticle. Substances showing transient interference with the development of insects. Plants and microbial extracts exhibiting desirable influence on the developmental physiology of insects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISEASE VECTORS, *PEST CONTROL), INSECTICIDES, BEHAVIOR, ENVIRONMENT, REPRODUCTION, PLANTS(BOTANY), INSECTS, INHIBITION

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE