Accession Number : AD0766739

Title :   Control of Vectors through Interference with Normal Processes of Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 71-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV FARGO

Personal Author(s) : Quraishi, Mohammed Sayeed

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The purpose of the program is to develop 'safe' agents for the control of insects of medical importance. Substances which would either create physiological imbalance during insect development stages or profoundly affect insect behavior have been studied. The following areas have been investigated: Insect - plant interactions; chemicals producing teratogenic effects on insects by interacting with insect cuticle; substances showing transient interference with the development of insects; and insect behavior. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *DISEASE VECTORS, *INSECT CONTROL, LIFE CYCLES, INTERFERENCE, PLANTS(BOTANY), CHEMICALS, ENTOMOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), ENVIRONMENTS, INSECTS.

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE