ENTOM 4900 - Toxicology of Insecticides

(crosslisted) TOX 4900  
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: general chemistry course.

J.G. Scott.

History, metabolism, and mechanism of action of genetically modified, synthetic, and naturally occurring insecticides. Discusses insecticide resistance, resistance management, and new approaches to insect control with genetically modified organisms.

Outcome 1: Understand what is done to conduct a proper bioassay.

Outcome 2: Know how insecticides are metabolized.

Outcome 3: Understand how insecticides interact with their target sites.

Outcome 4: Learn the cellular and physiological mechanisms responsible for resistance.

Outcome 5: Explain the basic types of chemical bonds and how this influences insecticidal activity.

Outcome 6: Understand the basic tenants of resistance management.

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