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rotenone

(rō`tənōn'): see insecticideinsecticides,
chemical, biological, or other agents used to destroy insect pests; the term commonly refers to chemical agents only. Chemical Insecticides

The modern history of chemical insecticides in the United States dates from 1867, when Paris green proved
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rotenone

[′rōt·ən‚ōn]
(organic chemistry)
C23H22O6 White crystals with a melting point of 163°C; soluble in ether and acetone; used as an insecticide and in flea powders and fly sprays. Also known as tubatoxin.
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fraterculus were significantly stronger when insects were stimulated with lime sulfur solution and the pyroligneous extract than with rotenone or neem (H = 77.
In addition to conventional seining and rotenone sampling, it is suggested that alterative techniques for collecting H.
Rather, the examples of rotenone and MPTP suggest that mitochondria might be vulnerable to environmental assaults, no matter the source.
None other than the World Health Organisation classifies rotenone as "moderately hazardous".
The chemical structures of rotenone and its derivatives (collectively called rotenoids) were independently determined by Butenandt and McCartney (1932), Laforge and Haller (1932), and Takei et al (1932).
The lake had been drawn down considerably before the rotenone application, to about one foot of water.
In rotenone inhibition experiments, rotenone (1 [micro]mol [1.
0 [micro]L rotenone (1 mmol/L in dimethyl sulfoxide) and measured the absorbance again at 30-s intervals for 4 min.
Management of weed, insect, and disease infestations often entails use of chemical herbicides and pesticides to reduce crop loss and improve the flowers' appearance, including high-toxicity chemicals such as strychnine, nicotine, methyl bromide, and rotenone, an insecticide harmful to fish.
If the infestation gets out of hand, there are botanical insecticides like pyrethrum and rotenone.
Luckily, the natural chemical in the plant here, rotenone, was not strong enough and that spared the plants from going extinct,'' she added.