The development of a screening method for the activity of pyrethroids against wood boring marine crustaceans, Limnoria spp

IRG/WP 443

D Rutherford, R C Reay, M G Ford

The present work is concerned with the develepment of a suitable bio-assay technique to determine the biological activity (contact action) of pyrethroids against Limnoria spp. Estimates of the toxicity of three pyrethroids, permethrin, cypermethrin and decamethrin (the structures of which are shown in Fig. 1.) to the marine borer have been obtained.


Keywords: MARINE BORERS; LIMNORIA QUADRIPUNCTATA; LIMNORIA TRIPUNCTATA; CONTACT ACTION; SCREENING METHOD; PROBIT ANALYSIS; PYRETHROIDS; STRUCTURAL FORMULA

Conference: 78-09-18/22 Peebles, Scotland, UK


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